JIS News

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) will be hosting Consumer Action Day, on Friday, November 28, on the grounds of its new location at 2 Seaview Avenue, Kingston 6.
Speaking with JIS News, Communication Specialist at the CAC, Dorothy Campbell, outlined that the primary purpose of Action Day is “to re-energise consumers, letting them know that we are here, who we are, what we do, and to arm them with information and practical tips on how to deal with the current global scenario.”
“Since we are a part of the global village, it is important for us to do as the rest of the world is doing, to assure our consumers and let them understand that they have the ability to survive any kind of challenge,” Miss Campbell added.
She informed that other sister agencies, such as the Bureau of Standards Jamaica and the Office of the Utilities Regulation (OUR), have partnered with the Commission to host the event, which would also inform consumers about their role in safeguarding consumer rights and responsibilities.
Action Day, the Communication Specialist noted, “will expose the consumers to what these agencies do, and what we do on their behalf, in terms of securing their rights and processing complaints, when their rights have been breached.”
The CAC will also be staging an exposition at the event, which will last from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entry is free of cost.
Keynote speaker will be the Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda.
Meanwhile, the Communication Specialist is encouraging shoppers to learn and exercise their rights as consumers, and practise good money management, as they make their holiday purchases.
She emphasised the need for consumers to “be more knowledgeable, discriminating and vigilant” when making purchases and “prepare and adhere to a budget when going shopping.”

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