(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Ministry of Commerce and Industry Tuesday began a national campaign to protect consumers in collaboration with the Ministry of Information thro-ugh awareness campaign and enlightening consumers about their rights so that they can report commercial cheating and artificial raise in prices of essential commodities, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
Senior officials and department heads at the ministry went on field inspection tours to many shopping centers to see the activities first hand, while at the same time monitoring commercial cheating and artificial price hike faced by consumers. They took legal steps over complaints and reports from consumers.
Director of Consumer Protection Department Mansour Al-Nuzhan disclosed the campaign entails several activities will be presented to the public through the media.
He said that will assist the officials to carry out their duties. He informed consumers can file complaints on hotline telephone number 135.
He explained the officials will direct complainants to the designated offices in various governorates, depending on the specialties to follow up the issues.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Jassem Al-Bader announced the distribution of livestock pens for camel and sheep after the Eid Al-Fitr holidays, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
He pointed out the PAAAFR is currently looking into available vacant spaces to distribute them among deserving persons.
Speaking on the sidelines of the ghabka at the Authority's headquarters in Rabiya, he said, bureaucracy and red-tape was the main reason behind the delay in distribution of farms for many years, this was in addition to merger of lands between the authorities such as the ministries of Defence, Oil, Interior, Municipality and Housing and the Authority.
Speaking about stopping fishing activities for two years inside Kuwait's territorial waters, he indicated the PAAAFR has prioritized this subject during its next budget to discuss compensation for fishermen who will be affected should the decision be effective.
He pointed out all concerned authorities have given the nod and a final approval is awaited from the Ministry of Finance.