The government has been urged to urgently enact a consumer protection law to safeguard consumers against industries that employ unfair, discriminatory, and abusive trade practices. The absence of a generally applicable consumer protection law has been problematic for Namibian consumers who continue to be disadvantaged. Namibia Consumer Trust activist Michael Gawaseb says the government must move with speed to put the consumer protection law in place, which should clearly cater to consumer interests. His call comes at a time when about 180 pharmacies have been accused of altering trading conditions to fix the prices of medicines. The concerned pharmacies, members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia, are likely to face legal action from the Namibia Competition Commission which concluded that their conduct amounted to price-fixing and was in contravention of the competition law.