Schools not spared from unfair trading practices.

School authorities in Eastern Province have been advised to be ambassadors of disseminating information on fair trading in line with the revised curriculum.

Provincial Education Officer, Allan Lingambe says most schools in the Province have been victims of unfair trading as they purchase school products on the market.

Dr. Lingambe was speaking in Chipata this morning when he officially opened an inter-school debate organised by CCPC, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Dr. Lingambe says unfair trading by most traders looks to be normal as they sale expired goods to people and mistreat customers but the trend should be stopped by reporting perpetrators to the commission.

He thanked CCPC for partnering with the Ministry of General Education in disseminating information on unfair trading saying this will assist a lot as most schools have fallen victim of unfair trading.

About nine schools from across the province are participating in the debate that is aimed at raising awareness on unfair trading.

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