World competition day marked with a call for a competition policy
CUTS International Accra with the support from BUSAC Fund organized this year World Competition Day 2017 Policy Dialogue at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra. The event forms part of the activities marking World Competition (Antitrust) Day, CUTS with the support from the BUSAC Fund and Citi FM had a policy discussions on the theme: Mergers and Acquisitions in the absence of Competition Policy and Law.
CUTS is implementing an Advocacy project on a Functional Competition Regime for Ghana (COMPAD). The main goal of this project is to complement the Government of Ghana’s efforts towards evolving a functional national competition policy and law in Ghana, through an informed process, incorporating the views of key actors and with public support.
The World Competition Day is marked on December 5th each year to generate government and public awareness about competition policy and law and to galvanize the support for the enactment of competition policy and law in Ghana to guide the conduct of the market and to enhance enabling business environment for the private sector.
ICC Ghana participated in the celebration which brought together the Chairman of CUTS Justice Samuel Kofi Date-Bah (Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, CEO of GIPC, Mr Yoofi Grant, government ministries, regulators, Central Bank, financial and banking institutions, development partners, business associations, consumer organizations and academic research to discuss the theme.