Eritrean Journalists participate in regional sensitization workshop organized by COMESA-Competition Commission
Eritrean Journalists from the Ministry Of Information have participated in a regional sensitization workshop for business reporters organized by COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) in Livingstone city, Zambia.
Asmara, 06 October 2014 – Eritrean Journalists from the Ministry Of Information have participated in a regional sensitization workshop for business reporters organized by COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) in Livingstone city, Zambia.
In the regional workshop conducted under the theme: “Enhancing Intra-COMESA trade through the creation of competitive markets”, Mr. Vincent Nkhoma, Manager of Enforcement and Exemptions at CCC, made presentation focusing on “Anti-Competitive business practices and the role of the media in enhancing the competition culture”, gave an overview of the prohibitions in the COMESA Competition regulations and rules, and provided insight as regards the role of the media in exposing such practices.
Mr. Willard Mwemba, Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Commission on his part gave an insight into the work done by the Commission (CCC) in this aspect, including the merger transactions so far assessed, as well as the challenges encountered and the enforcement instruments developed.
The Director of COMESA Competition Commission, Mr. George Lipimile who was present in all the presentations and discussions, provided an overview of the provisions of the COMESA Competition Regulations, the legal basis of the Regulations and their implementation modalities.
During the two-day regional workshop, in addition to Eritrea, journalists from, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Rwanda, Zambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Seychelles participated.
COMESA is a regional economic grouping comprising 19 Member States, namely the State of Eritrea, Republic of Burundi, Union of Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Djibouti, Arab Republic of Egypt, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Kenya, Libya, Republic of Madagascar, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of Sudan, Kingdom of Swaziland, Republic of Uganda, Republic of Zambia and Republic of Zimbabwe.