20th November 07:08 AM
Price of items low in rural areas only during inspections then changed as soon as officers leave - Abraham
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 17/10/2019
Commission Chief Executive Officer Joel Abraham speaking at the Public Accounts Committee

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission have found that generally, prices of items are only low during inspections in rural and maritime areas.

Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee, Commission Chief Executive Officer Joel Abraham says the prices in these areas tend to change as soon their officers leave.

He says they have signed an agreement with the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs which allows them to train village headmen to undertake surveillance on behalf of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Abraham says they had a team conducting training in Cakaudrove last month.

He adds they are also in the process of translating some of these requirements into the iTaukei language so that it can be given to shops and people.

Abraham says people can report their concerns to the village headmen who will then put a report to the Divisional Officers that will undertake the enforcement check.

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