Acting Minister for Trade and Industry, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has disclosed to Parliament the government’s policy and readiness to introduce a consumer protection Bill to Parliament to protect Ghanaian consumers.
He explained that Ghanaians are being taken for granted by producers of consumables and other sub-standard products on the Ghanaian market. Therefore, the bill seeks to address and also empower consumers to demand quality or compensation should they suffer any shortchange or irregularities when purchasing such products.
Also, the member of Parliament for Abuakwa South and immediate past Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea added that the Bill is one of the best things Ghana is going to have but the punishment aspect of the Bill must be severe so that offenders would suffer for their deeds in order to have quality assurance for Ghanaian consumers.
Finally, the member of Parliament for North Tongu who doubles as Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzato Ablakwa, commended Mr Jinapor for coming up with such a great Bill to protect consumers since many Ghanaians are suffering from many product producers
He sighted his constituency as an example where about three similar cases have been sent to court and are awaiting judgement.
Mr Okudzato believed that such issues would be dealt with once the bill is passed.