World Consumer Rights Day will be observed in the country today as elsewhere across the globe.
The Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection has chalked out elaborate programmes, including seminars and conferences, to mark the day.
On the eve of the day, president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages greeting all consumers and wishing the day’s programmes success.
In his message, Abdul Hamid said, ‘Consumer right is a universal right. A healthy and strong nation is a must for attaining the country’s development and advancement goals.’
It was possible to ensure reasonable price and quality of a product by protecting consumer rights, he added.
The president stressed on special monitoring to prevent adulteration of food.
In her message, Sheikh Hasina said, ‘Our government is implementing various programmes to protect consumer rights. We enacted the Consumers’ Right Protection Act, 2009 which is helping to ensure consumers’ rights and resolve complaints over violation of consumer rights in the country.’
Stressing on increasing public awareness to protect consumers’ interests, the prime minister said that the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection could play a vital role in keeping the prices of goods at reasonable and tolerable levels through regular market monitoring.
Noting that Bangladesh had emerged as a role model for socio-economic development in the world, she said that the per capita income of the country was now $1,751 which had increased the purchasing capacity of the people.
‘Attention should be paid to keeping the prices of products within the purchasing capacity of the consumers by maintain the quality of products,’ she said
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