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Consumer Council pushes for price controls

June 20, 2017 5:57 pm

With a week left to the announcement of the 2017/2018 National Budget, relevant stakeholders are putting in their expectations.

FBC News spoke to the Consumer Council of Fiji who made a written submission for the budget.

Chief executive, Premila Kumar says price control on rice, flour and biscuits need to be implemented.

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Kumar says the other submission is a five cent levy on the price of sugar and salt to be charged and this amount to be used to subsidise the cost of dialysis.

“Cost of dialysis – this proposal was purely made on behalf on the dialysis patients. There were about 12 to 15 patients who came to the council and made their request where they wanted some kind of subsidy for the Government.”

Kumar says the last major request was for the Real Estate Agents Licensing Board (REALB) to be given more authority to monitor the work of real estate agents.

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