Its World Consumers Day: Consumers Reflect

March 15, 1962; little did we know that the message by President John F. Kennedy to the US Congress whereat he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights would inspire a massive movement on consumer activism.

Being the first world leader to formally recognise the plight of consumers and resultant rights that must be accorded in the market place. This led to the consumer movement across the globe marking March 15 every year since 1983 as a day to mobilise action on important issues and campaigns relevant and befitting to consumers. March 15 is upon us and just like the previous years, a bouquet of events and campaigns throughout the world by the consumer authorities and consumer activists, will be put together to push the consumer rights agenda forward.

This day, March 15, presents an opportunity and platform for consumers to demand that their rights should be respected and protected. Let us pause here to ask a rhetorical question, a question that should spur a consumer to reflect and take stock of themselves whenever they are about to make that purchase, transaction or seal that deal. Consumers are the fuel to the market place, without them and their finances, no commercial transaction will take place; and resultantly no suppliers would be in existence.

Editor's Comment
‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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