MR. BRIAN MULETAMBO LINGELA
The Board of Commissioners of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Muletambo Lingela as Executive Director of the Commission effective 15th June, 2023.
Mr. Lingela has 22 years of progressively professional experience in the media, non-governmental and public sectors in Zambia, 15 of which are at senior management level. Over the last 14 years, Mr. Lingela has served as Director Consumer and Public Relations, Director Consumer Protection, Director Mergers and Monopolies and Director Cartels and Restrictive Business Practices at the Commission. He has also served as Zambia’s designate for Consumer Protection for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for many years and is currently the Vice Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners for the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC).
Mr. Lingela holds a Master’s Degree in Development Communication and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Public Administration from the University of Zambia.
As he leads the Commission, the Board, Management and Staff wishes him success and assured support as he steers the Commission, Zambia’s primary advocate for competition and consumer protection to higher heights.
INVESTIGATOR – MANSA OFFICE, LUAPULA PROVINCE (1)
Reports To: Provincial Investigator
Job Grade: CCPC/E
1. Undertakes effective investigation and assessment of cases.
2. Undertakes effective development and implementation of IEC programmes.
3. Undertakes effective awareness campaigns.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
1. Full Grade Twelve (12) Certificate.
2. A Degree in Economics, Business Administration, or other related business disciplines.
3. Team player, self-starter and sober character.
4. Excellent analytical, report writing skills and good computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.)
5. Team player, committed, motivated and pays attention to detail.
6. Valid Driver’s License is an added advantage.
CANDIDATES FROM LUAPULA PROVINCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Eligible candidates are encouraged to address their physical applications to:
The Director - Human Resource and Administration
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
4th Floor, Main Post Office
P O Box 34919
The closing date is Friday 1st July, 2022.
Over K16,000 Worth of Expired Goods Seized in Mongu District
Expired Goods Seized in Kabwe District
The inspection covered 16 trading premises of Mukobeko and Kawama markets of Kabwe’s Central Business District (CBD) and was conducted on 3rd June, 2022 with the aim at assessing the traders’ compliance levels with the law.
Over K7,000 Worth of Goods Seized in Kaoma and Kalumbila Districts
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in partnership with a joint team of health inspectors from Kaoma and Kalumbila Town Councils (KKTCs) have seized assorted expired goods worth K7,856 during inspections conducted in Kaoma and Kalumbila districts of Western and North-Western provinces respectively. The inspections were conducted on 23rd and 30th May, 2022 in 21 trading premises of Kaoma and Kalumbila Central Business Districts (CBDs).
The seized goods include assorted carbonated drinks, biscuits and cosmetic products among others. The goods were expired and therefore not fit for human consumption. Selling or offering for sale products not fit for purpose or expired is against the Competition and Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) No. 24 of 2010 as well as the Food and Safety Act No. 7 of 2019.
In light of this, the CCPC and its partners wish to warn all suppliers, retailers and distributors to seize selling unsuitable products which have exceeded their shelf life.
Traders are also advised to abide by the law and desist from engaging in unfair trading practices or any conduct that erode consumer welfare.
CCPC and its partners will continue working together in their quest to ensure that consumers are protected in Zambia through enforcement of their respective mandates.
Meanwhile, consumers are advised to be proactive and report perpetrators of such unfair trading practices by calling CCPC’s toll-free line 5678 or visiting any of its offices located countrywide or any nearest local council.