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CCPC cautions Schools against forcing pupils to purcharchase School items from selected Suppliers

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The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has noted with concern the growing tendency of some schools who are in the habit of directing or forcing parents and guardians to purchase school uniforms and books among others strictly from selected suppliers or their schools.

CCPC Public Relations Officer Rainford Mutabi has cautioned schools against this tendency and urged them to only provide a general standard of the school items required without limiting where the parents or guardians should purchase them from.

Mr. Mutabi says this conduct is anti-competitive as it distorts the competitive landscape among the players in the provision of such items and is detrimental to consumer welfare as it deprives consumers of their choices.

4 COMMENTS

  1. This is good news. Schools had a habit of exploiting parents by having a specific supplier who had the monopoly of supply and the huge profits were then shared with some individuals at the same school.

  2. *CCPC cautions Schools against forcing pupils to purcharchase School items from selected Suppliers*
    This is commendable… But my question is, what is to *Purcharchase*???

  3. For those who know……??

    Are the uniforms made a zambia ??

    Is the material also made in zambia ??

    Just wondering……..

  4. Private schools in Lusaka are notorious for this. School socks that cost K20 in pep, it is K120 in these schools, same quality

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