CUTS International Lusaka jointly with Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Zambia is organising an event entitled, ‘Consumers and National Competition Law’ at Golden Bridge Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia on July 27, 2012. The event is primarily aimed at raising awareness amongst consumers on the benefits of competition law and how they can use it to address their challenges.
The specific objectives are to:
- educate participants on types of competition, some myths and realities, hurdles to fair competition and the mechanism to safeguard and promote it;
- enlighten participants on their role as consumers in ensuring effective implementation of competition law and policy; and
- discuss common anticompetitive issues in two sectors, namely Health and Transport and how congenial environment (and appropriate arrangements) for interaction between the competition agency and sector regulators can be devised to address them.
A publication entitled, Why Should Zambian Consumer be Interested on Competition Policy & Law will be released on the occasion. This booklet provides concepts relating to competition law and draws examples from the Zambian jurisdiction for the benefit of all relevant stakeholders in the country.