‘’TRUSTED SMART PRODUCTS”
Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) under the Ministry of Commerce declared March 15 as The World Consumers Rights Day. This year the theme of the day was “Nirapad abong Manshampanno Panno” as coined by the concerned ministry.
Under the project IBP on Food Safety Governance in Poultry Sector BeezBistar Foundation (BBF) celebrated the World consumers rights day on 15th March 2019 in Tangail Sadar, Delduar of Tangail and Kumarkhali Upazila of Kusthia District. The events were jointly organized by respective Upazila and district administration along with Consumers Rights Department.The purpose of the day celebration was to aware consumers on DNCRP rules to ensure consumers rights and to ensure the accountability and transparency of respective government departments.
The day was observed by performing rally and follow up discussion in the respective upazila and district where peoples from all tires including students, businessman, local media, general consumers, poultry farmers, feed dealers, Live Bird Market (LBM) actors, Consumers Committee (CC) member, upazila government and private officials, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) participated. In the occasions BBF staffs shared their project activities to ensure safe food by ensuring good governance and accountability. BBF also shared the importance of poultry sector through the World Consumer Rights Day as poultry meat and egg contribute major sources of protein and highlighted the indicators for safe poultry. In all three working areas upazila and district government officials oriented the audience on animal feed rules and act 2013, food safety act 2013 and DNCRP act 2009 accordingly. Participants of the events were interested to know their different questions to respective officials to ensure the consumer rights. In day long discussion all were committed to work together as multi- stakeholder engagements and collective action to ensure the safe food by improving good governance and accountability system.