(ZIZ)– Since its introduction in 1983 by Consumers International, World Consumer Rights Day has been celebrated annually on March 15th.
The Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs has launched its Consumer Awareness Week from March 9th to 14th.
During his address officially launch Consumer Awareness Week, Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs, Hon. Richard Skerritt said his ministry is committed to protecting the rights of all consumers.
“The Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs is working diligently to improve the quality of goods and services provided to consumers by promoting consumer awareness and assertiveness. We do so by providing a modern legislative regime and institutional framework that addresses the evolving needs and concerns of consumers.”
Minister Skerritt encourages consumers to be attentive in the purchasing of goods and services.
He added, “As consumers, it is our duty to be vigilant in the marketplace to ensure that all suppliers provide us with safe and good-quality goods and services at good value. We must be prepared to search from one supplier to another to get the best available value at the best available price.”
Consumer Rights Day on March 15th is being commemorated by consumer organizations around the world focusing on the theme “Fix our Phone Rights.”