NOTICE OF CLOSURE OF THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR ON OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS IN THE YEAR 2019

CCC Notice No. 1 of 2019

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the COMESA Competition Commission (“Commission”) shall observe the official holidays recognized by the host country, the government of Malawi. Consequently, the Commission would like to notify all its esteemed customers that the Office of the Registrar would be closed in the Year 2019 on the following dates:-

Official Holiday

Date
New Years’s Day 1st January 2019
John Chilembwe Day 15th January 2019
Martyrs Day 3rd and 4th March 2019
Good Friday 19th April 2019
Easter 21st and 22nd April 2019
Labour Day 1st May 2019
Kamuzu Day 14th May 2019
Election Day 21st May 2019
Independence Day  6th and 8th July 2019
Mother’s Day 15th October 2019
Christmas 25th December 2019

 

The Commission would like to remind the concerned persons that the closure of the Office of the Registrar would alter the computation of time by the Commission in accordance with Rule 3 (2) of the COMESA Competition Rules which read as follows:

 

“Where the time prescribed by or allowed under these Rules for doing an act or taking a proceeding expires on a Saturday or Sunday or on a day on which the office of the Registrar is closed, the act may be done or the proceeding may be taken on the first day following that is not a Saturday, Sunday or day on which that office is closed.”

Rule 3 (2) applies also to the computation of time regarding the 120 days time period taken to examine mergers and make a decision under Article 25 of the COMESA Competition Regulations.