Judiciary engaged on consumer protection
The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) says the judiciary is important in the enforcement of consumer protection and fair trading laws in the country.
CFTC executive director Wezi Malonda said this in Mangochi during a Judges Colloquium the commission hosted for High Court and Supreme Court judges to discuss consumer protection and fair trading regulations in the country.
Malonda said there is currently an increase in cases where consumers are taking companies and organisations to court over complaints on their services or products.
“The Judges colloquium is important as it allows the commission and judges to discuss latest trends in consumer protection and fair trading, which keep changing every year,” she said.
On his part, Chief Justice, Andrew Nyirenda, said Malawi has to do away with laws that promote trading monopolies in order to give room for fair trading and competition.