CUTS to embark on transport project

THE Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) plans to start a project in the transport sector to analyse the benefits of business reform process on the public. The project will be implemented over a seven-month period with support from the Germany Development Co-operation (GIZ) civil society participation programme. CUTS assistant programmes officer Faith Mwamba said the evaluation of the project will be implemented with focus on the public passenger transport sector realising that some of the reforms undertaken on the Business Licensing Reform Programme (BLRP) may have direct and indirect impact on the sector.

“CUTS is in the initial stages of undertaking a project titled Assessing the impact of BLRP on the public transport sector under the Private Sector Development Reform Programme. “The aim of the project, therefore, is to assess the tangible benefits of an effective reform process on the public passenger transport sector from the point of view of the welfare gains or losses for both service providers [producers] and consumers,”

Ms Mwamba said in a statement availed to the Daily Mail recently.She said the purpose of the reform process is to eliminate the key constraints to the country’s regional and global competitiveness. Ms Mwamba said the creation of the initiative will also assist Government to quantify and document critical information about the business sector. She said there is need to involve media players to raise awareness among consumers for economic and social issues to be carried out effectively.

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