CCPC investigates 105 cases in North West


THE Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in North Western Province says it has investigated and resolved 105 cases of unfair trade practices in the first half of 2016.

CCPC provincial investigator James Chalungumana said the commission was disappointed with the excessive pricing of goods and services by some traders in the province.

He said traders should be fair in their dealings with consumers and ensure products sold were not detrimental to human health.

“I can confirm that we have since January this year dealt with about 105 cases. And we have dealt with one case on the competition side where a certain supermarket was found pricing its items way above the market levels,” he said.

He said being a regulatory body, the commission would endeavour to safeguard the interests of consumers by ensuring that they were protected from unfair trading practices.

“In the same vein, we are appealing to members of the general public to always report cases of unfair trading practices by traders because we cannot be everywhere at the same time,” he said.

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