The Consumer Education and Protection Unit at the Commerce Ministry calls on the public to join the fight against unscrupulous practices in the Liberian business sector, stressing that tackling negative practices in the business sector, including arbitrary hike in prices, among others, may not easily be realized in the absence of collaboration from the public.
A press release from the Ministry of Commerce says as part of its awareness campaign, the Unit urges consumers to always ask for receipts during transactions, check for production and expiration dates and report strange movement of goods in isolated locations, among others.
It also wants consumers make use of the law by filing complaints arising from their transactions with the business community for immediate and proper redress in case of any violation of their rights.
The release says while the Commerce Ministry continues to take actions, including fines, confiscation of goods and warnings, against those who are trying to take advantage of the country’s current health situation to exploit consumers, it strongly believes that massive public involvement is critical to defeating the COVID-19. Press Release Min. Tarpeh