May 22, 2017, 1:52 PM
The commission’s former scope and mandate has been widened to include consumer protection, a development the new website features.
Chairing the occasion, GCCPC communication and advocacy manager, Ya Abiss Njie, said the commission was mandated to act as an advocate for competition in The Gambia, sensitize and provide advice to consumers on their rights and duties as stated in the Competition Act 2007 and the recently enacted Consumer Protection Act 2014, respectively.
“The web is an important advocacy tool of the commission, showcasing our work and providing relevant information to stakeholders and the public,” she said, adding that the web was well designed, simple and practical, and it contains all the necessary information about competition and consumer protection the public would need.
Launching the website, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, Nafie Barry, pointed out the significance of the site.
She said the commission was established in 2008 to implement the Provision Act 2007, which is aimed at ensuring vibrant competition in all areas of the economy in the interest of the consumers and promoting increased productivity, innovation and sustainable growth and development of the nation.
The web, she added, offers quick and easy access to essential information on the GCCPC as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts at enhancing the quality and availability of information to all stakeholders.
She further remarked that it is significant that in enforcing any legislation, sensitization and advocacy are taken on early to facilitate compliance by relevant stakeholders.
She encouraged users to use the interactive features of the website and give feedback on the work of the GCCPC.