Mongu launches consumer protection clubs
Mongu, Feb 13, 2015,ZANIS—–The Competition Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has launched the formation of its school clubs in Mongu district of Western province aimed at encouraging consumers to know their rights.
Speaking during the launch today, Mongu District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Sendoi Mulonda said the school clubs were aimed at ensuring that awareness on Competition and Consumer Protection (CCP) was started at grass-root level and also that a culture of consumer awareness was inculcated in the pupils and the communities where they belonged.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Sendoi said the project would encourage pupils to start reading widely on competition consumer protection issues that was good for a future adult informed person and that this would trickle-down to the future generation.
Mr. Sendoi urged Head teachers and Teachers to spear-head and sustain school clubs programs in their schools and encourage pupils to read on CCP because they were the main drivers in ensuring that this important mandate was embraced by the pupils.
He noted that the Education sector was not immune to competition and consumer protection concerns and expected the clubs to operate like any other extra-curricular clubs and act as an eye opener to pupils and schools.
And speaking on behalf of the Commission, Chief Investigator for the Southern Region Moses Musantu said since the CCPC office was opened in Mongu in May 2014, the commission has received complaints from some consumers in the province.
Mr. Musantu added that the commission has allocated K35, 000 for school clubs projects in Mongu district in this year’s budget.
Meanwhile, Western province CCPC Chairperson Mutemwa Nakambowa thanked the participants for their contributions and encouraged them to take-up the task and perform accordingly.