Workshop focuses on strengthening rights and redress for consumers
The Consumer Council of Fiji conducted a workshop in Labasa on strengthening consumer rights in the Northern Division. Funded by the Council’s European Union Project (EU), the workshop was an ideal opportunity for Northern consumers and Council staff to discuss a wide range of consumer related issues. The EU Project aims to educate and inform consumers, regulators, business communities and other stakeholders on the importance of consumer rights and it also focuses on achieving extensive legislative institutional reforms in consumer protection in Fiji. Read more>>
Council empowers people with disabilities on their consumer rights
The Consumer Council of Fiji in partnership with the Fiji Disabled Peoples Association (FDPA) held a half- day workshop to empower people with disabilities on their consumer rights. The workshop, “Empowering People with Disabilities on their Consumer Rights” was held at the FDPA Headquarters at 3 Brown Street from 9am and was attended by members from 9 FDPA affiliates. The purpose of this workshop was to provide a forum for addressing disability issues in the context of consumer rights to develop a more “inclusive” society to create greater awareness of the needs of those special people living with disabilities. The idea is to identify priority areas for action to dismantle barriers hindering the full participation of people who are physically challenged in the social and economic life of Fiji. Read more>>
Council focuses on strengthening consumer rights in Tavua
The Consumer Council of Fiji held a two day workshop in Tavua focusing on strengthening consumer rights. Key focus areas were on the significance of household budgeting, developing a realisitc community budgeting based on income, debt management, moneylending, Council's role and more. Read more...
Council embarks on first Lomaiviti Advocacy Tour.
Council conducted its first market surveillance and consumer education outreach in Lomaiviti in August, 2011. The islands visited were Nairai, Koro, Makogai and Wakaya. It was evident from the responses given by the participa nts who were mostly women that they were clearly not aware of their consumer rights and responsibilities. Council also conducted its first school visit in Koro and through this Council was able to forge network with other key government ministries.For women particularly in Koro, it was pleasing to note that a handful of women knew what Council is and their consumer rights & responsibilities.