Public awareness stressed for enforcement of CRPA

RANGPUR Officials at a seminar have stressed the

need for creating public awareness to ensure proper enforcement of the

Consumers' Right Protection Act (CRPA), 2009, to prevent food poisoning,

contamination and related diseases.

The observations came at the seminar on 'Enhancing Public Awareness

through Publicity of the Consumers' Right Protection Act, 2009,' organised by

the district administration at the conference room of Dinajpur Deputy

Commissioner here on Thursday afternoon.

The Department of National Consumer Rights Protection extended assistance

in arranging the seminar.

Presided over by Deputy Commissioner Md Asib Ahsan, officials of different

government departments, leaders and representatives of trade bodies, civil

society members and consumers participated in the event.

Assistant Director of the Department of National Consumer Rights Protection

for Rangpur Afsana Pervin, Additional Police Super Abu Maruf Hossain,

Assistant Police Commissioner (Kotwali Zone) of Rangpur Metropolitan Police

Jamir Uddin, President of Nababganj Bazar Traders' Association Akbar Ali

addressed the seminar.

The Deputy Commissioner urged traders and representatives of business

bodies for working with utmost sincerity and adopting effective measures

against supply and marketing of adulterated and poisonous foods to protect

public health.

Afsana Pervin delivered PowerPoint presentation narrating various aspects

of the Consumers' Rights Protection Act, 2009, departmental activities and

steps taken for proper enforcement the Act to ensure the rights of consumers

in the district.

Officials of the Department of Food, Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and

Industry, District Livestock Office, District Marketing Office, leaders of

District unit of Consumers Association of Bangladesh and common consumers

spoke.

The speakers called for enhancing public awareness and strict enforcement

of the Consumers' Rights Protection Act, 2009, to protect rights of the

consumers for saving public health from food poisoning, other contamination

and health hazards.

They put emphasis on making business community members, traders, chamber

leaders and common consumers aware of severe consequences of supply, sale and

consumption of adulterated and poisonous foods.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)