More awareness planned for settlements in Labasa

CAPTION: Consumer Council of Fiji CEO Premila Kumar. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.

The Consumer Council of Fiji as a part of its ongoing community awareness programs will be visiting the Tuatua Rental Board and Covata Housing settlements in Labasa to empower and educate consumers on their basic rights and responsibilities.

These visits will be held on Thursday 9th of May from 10:00am to 12.00pm and 1.00pm to 3:00pm respectively.

The Council will focus on ?consumer rights and responsibilities, hire purchase, money lending, lay buy, landlord and tenancy, redress mechanisms, switch and save and roles and functions of the Council.

Residents of these settlements are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as officers of the Council will be present to assist in answering their queries, complaints and offer first hand information on the latest consumer issues.

In addition to these community visits, the Council will embark on more activities such as mobile units, school visits and workshops to raise awareness on consumerism to the public.

Premila Kumar

Chief Executive Officer