CCA to carry out price surveys in September


Competition and Consumer Affairs (CCA) will carry out price surveys at the beginning of September this year, Business Monitor has learnt.

Briefing Parliament recently, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Peggy Serame said the last inspection was done at the beginning of August before the statutory instrument came into effect. “CCA carries out price surveys and inspections periodically and usually publishes prices of various commodities every month,” she said.

This comes after consumers decried that VAT relief measures by the government have not yet been reflected on most shop shelves. The measures which kicked in this month are due to run until January next year.

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