RESIDENTS of Gizo, the provincial capital of the Western Province have commended the great work done by the Consumer Affairs team within the Ministry of Commerce and the Gizo Town Council for confiscating the huge haul of expired goods last week.

Reports reaching the Solomon Star said that last Wednesday, officers from both the Consumer Affairs and Gizo Town Council conducted the exercise to get rid of expired goods from the shelves of a number of shops in Gizo town.

This came following reports from consumers in the Western Province after seeing the rise of expired goods being sold by certain shops in the provincial capital.

“It’s good to finally see officials of the Consumer Affairs division within the Ministry of Commerce coming down to Gizo to do a clean-up on all expired goods from the shops here in Gizo.

“We have been hoping to see them here for a very long time. They have done a great job and they must be commended.

“All of us here in Gizo would like to see such exercises conducted continuously,” a Gizo resident, George Kimi told the Solomon Star yesterday.

According to a previous interview with the Director of Consumer and Price Control Geoffrey Dan Ho’oua, he said the issue surrounding expired goods increasing in the city is seasonal.

He said his officers will be continuing to do checks in shops because their job was to protect customers.

- Solomon Star