Friday, 27 July 2012

Gov't tells CCPC to intensify its sensitisation exercise of consumer policy

Government Has Implored The Consumer And Competition Protection Commission (Ccpc) To Intensify The Sensitization Process Of The Consumer And Protection Rights And Policy Which Has Been In Existence For A Long Time.
Commerce, Trade And Industry Permanent Secretary Stephen Mwansa Has Noted That The Consumer And Competition Protection Act Has Been In Place For A Long Time But People Are Not Aware About The Policy.
Mr. Mwansa Has Stated That There Is Also  Need For The Ccpc To Foster The Development Of The Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises In Its Pursuant To Good Competition And Protection Practices By Sector Players.
He Noted That Due To Ignorance About The Consumer Law, Many Zambians Are Abused By Organisations And Companies Which Are Mostly Involved In Manufacturing Hence The Need To Intensify The Sensitization Exercise.
Mr. Mwansa Was Speaking At A Seminar  Organized By The Ccpc On Why Consumers Should Take An Interest In Consumer Law Organized.
Speaking At The Same Occasion, Consumer Unity And Trust Society International Chairperson Ambassador Love Mtesa Also Implored The Commission To Investigate Allegations  Against  The Health Sector Where It Is Believed That There Is A Collusion Amongst Players.
Ambassador Mtesa Has Also Urged  The Commission To Investigate The Collusion In The Transport Sector Where It Is Alleged That Some Bus  And Taxi Operators Are Planning To Increase  Fares Due To The Increase In Minimum Wage.
He Says This Move Will Increase The Financial Burden On The Zambian Consumers As The Case Is In The Health Sector.
Meanwhile Consumer And Competition  Protection Commission Executive Director Chilufya Sampa Has Disclosed That On 9th July 2012 ,The Zambia Competition Law And Policy Was Peer Reviewed By The United Nations Conference For Trade And Development (Unctad) In Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr. Chilufya Says The Peer Review Was Intended To Highlight The Strength’s And Also Identify Areas That Require Attention In The Competition Law, Policy And Institutional Arrangements Of Zambia.

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