Vigorous approaches to business competition needed

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Competition Authority Thula Kaira, says it is a pity that business people are not passionate about competition.

Speaking during the second national competition conference held at Gaborone International Conference Centre (GICC) last week, Kaira who focused on competition culture, reminded the participants that competition in the economic context is well contextualised and that there is a policy drive and legal protection against its abuse.  He revealed that the Global Competitiveness Report for 2012/2013 has highlighted a number of shortcomings that affect competitiveness, "of which competition is a prominent factor", he said.

He however pointed out that some of the issues in the survey are facts as evidenced from the ground "while others are perceptions". He further advised that perceptions of competition - whether there is fair or unfair competition vary across a spectrum of people.

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