Friday, March 18, 2016

Bamenda Journalists Empowered on the Protection of Consumers' Rights

The President of Cameroon Consumer Service Organization-CAMCoSO, Awah Cletus has called on journalists to create awareness on the rights of consumers. Awah Cletus made the clarion call on March 15, 2016 at Necla Hotel in Bamenda. The conversation talk with Bamenda journalists which was part of this year's activities by CAMCoSO to commemorate World Consumer Rights Day also provided an opportunity for stakeholders to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences. According to Awah Cletus, CAMCoSO has carried out several studies and surveys and the reports will be made public soon. He also revealed that CAMSoCO is affiliated with the North West Coalition of Civil Societies and spearheaded the survey on the services of some telecommunication companies that was presented to the Bamenda population a year ago. He reechoed that his organization is working with structures like the Telecommunication Regulatory Agency-ART, the Electricity Regulatory Agency-ARSEL etc. 

Harping on this year's theme, Antibiotics off the Menu, the Vice President of CAMSoCO decried the rampant use of antibiotics on crops and animals. Madame Ndi Euphriasia called on journalists to sensitize both producers and consumers on the danger of too much use of antibiotics. Accordingly, Ndi Euphrasia said WCRD is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers, for demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and for protesting the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them. It should be noted that WCRD was first observed on 15 March 1983, and has since become an important occasion for mobilising citizen action around the globe. 

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