CFTC takes competition, consumer protection law to schools

The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has this month been visiting school, teaching learners competition and consumer protection law.

The Commission starting from 5th April, 2021 has been visiting secondary schools including Machinga, Balaka, Mbiririra in Salima, Chichiri in Blantyre, Magawa  in Mchinji and Mnjiri  in Mzimba, meeting a total of over 584 learners.

The Commission will also visit secondary schools in Chikwawa, Dowa, Mulanje and Rumphi.

Kabaghe making a presentation

Speaking after the making a presentation at Machinga Secondary School, CFTC Chief Accountant Austin Kabaghe said completion law school clubs were important.

“These school clubs are important because learners will appreciate the importance of competition and consumer protection law at an early stage,” said Kabaghe.

The learners were taught on the mandate of CFTC, unfair trading practices, and lodging complaints.

Apart from school clubs, the CFTC also organizes public lectures which targets tertiary education institutions. So far, the CFTC has visited 58 schools across the country.