The Cooperative Wholesale Establishment has decided to provide consumer goods for the New Year, sans any shortage.
A programme has already been unveiled under the guidance of the Cooperative Development Department to provide essential consumer goods through the Multipurpose Cooperative Network in the island. The Active Fund which has been launched for the distribution of goods without any shortage to the consumer is successfully operative in the North Western, Southern, Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces. Storage facilities are being opened for the distribution of goods at the Provincial level.
The Western Province storage facility was opened yesterday at the CWE Storage Complex at Maligawatte in Colombo.
Meanwhile, the Trade Ministry has announced that laws pertaining to the display of price lists will be strictly enforced during this period. Stern action will be instituted against traders who do not heed this regulation. The Consumer Affairs Authority is conducting raids countrywide to nab such traders and also traders who sell goods which are unfit for consumption.