Challenges facing the use of technology on legal metrology :The case of Meru municipality,Kenya
The study will be investigating the challenges facing the use of technology in legal metrology, the case of Meru municipality, Kenya. The study will be guided by the following objectives: To establish the influence of cost of digital/electronic weighing and measuring instruments on legal metrology; to assess the influence of operation of electronic weighing and measuring instruments on legal metrology; to establish the extent to which technical know-how and training on electronic weighing and measuring instruments influence legal metrology; to establish how standardization of electronic weighing and measuring instruments influence legal metrology. The study will target traders, weights and measures officers, licensed weights and measures repairers in Meru region from Meru Municipality. The researcher will use stratified random sampling procedure and then adopt descriptive research design. The data will be gathered from the traders in Meru, weights and measures Officers in Meru region and of Meru Municipality, through questionnaires structured on the basis of the objectives of this study. Data required for analysis will be collected from the respondents and analyzed using Statistical Packages for Social Service. The findings of the study will be significant to the Government of Kenya, various stakeholders, weights and measures department staff of Meru Municipality.