The Department of Economic Development – Ajman (DED-Ajman) successfully celebrated ‘Gulf Consumer Protection Day’ at the Social Development Centre in Al Jarf Area. The event was held to demonstrate the department's continuing commitment towards ensuring a high level of consumer protection across consumers in the emirate, which is a top priority and one of the set goals of the department's efforts towards the creation and promotion of a safe and fair consumer and investment environment--ably supporting the development of the UAE's economic sector. In addition, the event reflects DED-Ajman's support for consumer rights protection as a common goal among GCC countries, which serves as a main pillar of the move to develop a key system to achieve a balance between consumers and investors.
His Excellency (H.E.) Abdullah Bin Naser Al Nuaimi, Assistant Director General for Economic Registration and Control, said, “DED-Ajman's celebration of Gulf Consumer Protection Day shows our recognition of the day's importance, which is to help enhance consumer awareness about their rights and duties; the need to combat commercial fraud and the move to ensure the quality and safety of products in the market today. We commit ourselves to promoting public awareness and sharing all laws and regulations related to consumer protection rights while also encouraging them to cooperate with the official authorities and to help in reducing the commercial practices that may affect the rights of the consumer badly and minimizing the negative effects of this phenomena.”
Meanwhile, Majed Al Suwaidi, director of the Department of Control and Consumer Protection, said, “The consumer is always our top priority and DED-Ajman is keen on launching periodic inspections to help increase awareness about consumer rights and duties, which helps further ensure that economic activities are carried out in a high efficient way. This will consolidate our efforts to play a significant role in the move to build a prosperous economy and ensure the wellbeing of Ajman residents.”