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Zambia Suspends Public Gathering Activities During 2020 WCRD Commemoration

2020-03-11
Zambia, together with the rest of the world commemorates the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on 15th March of every year.

This year’s WCRD is being commemorated under the theme, “The Sustainable Consumer”. The sustainable consumer has been defined as one who improves social and environmental performance as well as meets their needs without compromising those of future generations.

In order to achieve our objective in fostering education and awareness initiatives, the National Organizing Committee made up of Government Ministries, Sector Regulators, Academia, Civil Society Organisations and Private Sector was set up to plan various activities to build awareness around sustainable consumption and related issues. 

To this effect, the Committee this year has decided to move away from conducting traditional public gathering activities like exhibitions, road shows and match pasts due to Coronavirus concerns.

However, the Committee has lined up a number of media activities in a bid to effectively communicate and reach out to the masses. These activities include press briefings, radio and TV programmes, documentaries as well as newspaperarticles and booklets.

These activities are meant to build awareness on sustainable consumption to ensure that consumers and businesses are reminded about being sustainable consumers.

Further, the Committee invites all consumers and businesses to join in this commemoration and ensure that the commemoration of this event is an aid to consumers’ behavioral change on sustainable consumption for the growth and benefit of the Zambian people and its economy at large.

Rainford Mutabi

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