Bomaid turns to CoA to avoid anti-competitiveness test

Court of Appeal PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Court of Appeal PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Court of Appeal in Gaborone will on Friday rule whether the Competition and Consumer Authority has the right or mandate to investigate Botswana Medical Aid Society (Bomaid) and bring to finality a matter that has been dragging on for at least two years.

On November 4, 2022, the High Court ruled that Bomaid is an enterprise subject to regulation by the Competition Act, clearing the way for the Competition and Consumer Authority (CCA) to resume its investigations against Bomaid for alleged anti-competitive practices.

The High Court found that Bomaid is an enterprise within the meaning of the Competition Act 2018 and is therefore subject to regulation by the Act. The High Court declared that Bomaid is a body that carries out business for purposes of gain or reward and that its goal is one of a commercial and socioeconomic nature.

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