CAA launches snap raids countrywide
The flying squad of the Consumer Affairs Authority(CAA) will launch a
series of snap raids countrywide in the coming days where numerous
complaints relating to unscrupulous vendors have been reported during
this festive season. CAA Director General, J M A Douglas has instructed
all district CAA senior officials to prepare a special program to be
launched to look into instances where the public have been mistreated by
unscrupulous traders. Officials will conduct snap raids in major
commercial areas where large numbers of people are seen shopping for
essential and other goods.
They are warned to be cautious especially when buying electronic
items and check guaranties given by traders.
The public is requested to be watchful when purchasing food items as
the products could be substandard or outdated. The CAA will also monitor
whether vendors and traders comply with the laws and regulations of the
Consumer Affairs Act in conducting their businesses. Law breakers will
be severely dealt with, he warned.