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What are reasons why a consumer needs to be protected?

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Reasons for protecting a consumer are:

  • To ensure goods and services provided are of the right quality and avoid counterfeits and low quality goods.
  • To ensure that the goods and services provided are charged fairly.
  • To ensure the goods and services provided are of the right quantity.
  • To ensure that the consumer has the access to adequate and right/correct information.
  • To protect the consumers against sale of harmful products and commodities.
  • To ensure that the health of the consumers is maintained by providing goods and services that is safe.
  • To ensure the products and commodities are availed to the consumers without hoarding of goods.
  • To ensure that the consumer enjoys the right to compensation in case of the goods and services don’t satisfy the needs of the consumer.

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