At a meeting of the General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression (CCF) on December 27, officials in charge of product quality control raised questions about challenges to their work such as lack of funds and equipment to inspect goods.
The meeting was held to summarise the results of its work in December and also to increase the awareness of law enforcement officials to be more effective in terms of understanding the law, according to CCF director-general Phan Oun.
“Actually, we already had a meeting, but I have a mechanism to review the situation at the end of December to see whether law enforcement has any challenges, such as lack of funds for local authorities and what we need to address the shortcomings,” he said.
“[CCF officials] meet every month, but management meets weekly to evaluate and create an inter-ministerial prakas, as well as a sub-decree project or to create standard operating procedures to inspect additional goods,” he said.
Uth Sopheap, a senior CCF official for Prey Veng branch, told The Post that the current challenges of officials are lack of equipment and budget when performing each job.
“We currently lack the tools, but more importantly, the budget is also inadequate. Because when we go on a mission, we eat together, sometimes there is no place to sleep, so we need to stay at a guesthouse,” he said.