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
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
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)