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Council Reminds Consumers To Raise Concern

Consumers are reminded to raise their concerns against traders and service providers engaged in unfair practices. Consumer Council of Fiji’s senior man­ager corporate, Bindula Prasad, said this after the opening
29 Sep 2018 11:00
Council Reminds Consumers  To Raise Concern
Consumer Council of Fiji, senior manager corporate, Bindula Prasad

Consumers are reminded to raise their concerns against traders and service providers engaged in unfair practices.

Consumer Council of Fiji’s senior man­ager corporate, Bindula Prasad, said this after the opening the council’s workshop for traders and consumers at Lautok’s Sea Breeze Hotel on Wednesday.

Ms Prasad said as consumers, their rights and responsibilities were important as­pects.

“I would like to remind consumers to be vigilant at all times and you must raise your concerns against traders and service providers that you believe engaged in un­fair practices,” she said.

“As consumers you must not forget that with your rights, you have your responsi­bilities so they must both go together.

“The idea really, is to raise your voice as an individual, as a community, as a group. It is your responsibility to educate yourself on the rights and responsibilities.”

She urged consumers that when out shop­ping, it was important to gather as much information as possible before making a purchase.

“It is important that you shop around and gather as much information as you can before you actually make a purchase,” Ms Prasad said.

“After making a purchase, it is your re­sponsibility to read and follow instructions that are provided to you.

“It is important that you are able to keep yourself safe from the products that you are purchasing.

“If you happen to observe any breaches of any consumer protection laws, then you must bring it to the attention of the traders and the service providers.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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