What is the Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commissions Role ?
The Commission is a statutory authority under the purview of the Ministry of Trade and Industry composed of five Commissioners appointed by the President, and headed by a Chairperson. Its functions are, among other things:
Â» To inquire into suspected breaches of the prohibition of restrictive agreements falling within the provisions of sections 25 and 26 of the Act;
Â» To undertake investigation of a matter falling within the provisions of section 29 to 32 of the Act;
Â» To authorize the collection of information needed for assessment of cases;
Â» To conduct hearings with interested persons or parties;
Â» To determine and impose penalties or appropriate remedies to ensure businesses comply with prohibited restrictive practices, and monitor compliance;
Â» To advocate for competition in The Gambia;
Â» To conduct studies on the effectiveness of competition in sectors of the Gambian economy.
Â» Advising on any public sector action which may affect competition adversely.