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FCCC to beef up Diwali operations today

November 5, 2018 9:13 pm

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission will beef up operations as people rush into their last minute Diwali shopping today.

Chief Executive, Joel Abraham says they will add more officers to patrol the streets and weed out unethical practices by traders.

Abraham says FCCC officers together with the Consumer Council will work closely to ensure that customers’ rights are protected.

“So the inspection will start in the day and going all the way through the night and it will vary depending on the hours of operations that the shops have so the hours of operation that the shops have, that will be the hours that the teams on the ground will have.”

Abraham says Fijians are well-known for last minute shopping during the festive season and are urging traders to value their customers and stay within the law.

Various shops will provide late night shopping to accommodate last minute shopping tonight as Diwali will be celebrated tomorrow.