Director general issues public statement
Director general (Consumer Affairs) Josephine Borg has issued a public statement in accordance with Article 8 of the Consumer Affairs Act (Cap. 378), by means of which she identifies and gives information to the public that Peter Farrugia, holder of Identity Card number 337161(M) has not honoured the decision delivered by the Consumer Claims Tribunal.
Consumers had ordered some furniture from the trader, paying him a considerable amount of money so that he completes the necessary work. Although quite some time had passed, he failed to finalise the order.
The tribunal, during one of the sittings, granted the trader further time to finish his work, but three months later the doors that had been completed were of very poor quality.
Hence, the tribunal noted that the trader had been given sufficient time to finish the job but failed to comply and was ordered to pay €3,000 to the consumer.