The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will soon launch investigations into the reported increase in prices of bread on the Copperbelt province.
CCPC Director Consumer and Public Relations Brain Lingela says the commission is concerned with the unjustified price rise in the essential commodity in just one part of the country.
Lingele who says in Lusaka does not seem to know how uch bread costs in Lusaka. May he does not eat bread.
Mr. Lingela told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today, that the recent price hike if not checked will impact negatively on the welfare of consumers on the Copperbelt.
He explained that this is why the commission will take the matter seriously and establish if they are any justifications that would led to the increase of the prices of bread.
He stated that right now consumers are made to pay more for the commodity without proper explanations were they are subjected to abrupt changes in prices of important commodities like bread.
The prices of bread on the Copperbelt province on Tuesday were increased by more than five hundred Kwacha (K500).
According to ZNBC a check in Kitwe, Luanshya and Ndola revealed that prices of bread had been increased.