The World Consumer Right’s Day presents opportunities to promote the basic rights of all consumers, demand that those rights are respected and protected, and is a chance to protest against the market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights. To commemorate this day a symposium was organised on Friday 17th March at S.I.T.E auditorium and it saw the participation of representatives from key stakeholders such as NATCOF, SNYC, DICT in regards to this year’s theme Building a digital world consumers can trust. The audience comprised of representatives from all secondary and post-secondary schools, the university of Seychelles, media houses, members of the National Assembly, telecommunication service providers, digital products importers, CERPS, regulators and banks.
The Commission also launched a poster and essay writing competition for Primary and Secondary School students as well as for students from the Post-Secondary institutions and the University of Seychelles.
The Commission conducted awareness campaigns across the island through putting up educational posters across the island. Additionally, it conducted a Facebook Question and Answer Session and a survey with regards to telecommunication issues with a particular service provider.