Hike prices during Ramadan

Kabul: (MEP) – Numbers of Kabul and many other Provence’s residents have shown worry over rise in goods rates during the holy month of Ramadan and criticize government’s role in controlling price hikes.

Meelad, a Kabul resident told, when Ramadan starts, rates get increased, it may not be notable to rich people, but people with low incomes can’t afford it, when Ramadan starts, rates get increased, it may not be notable to rich people, but people with low incomes can’t afford it

They ask authorities to check the increasing rates.

They say, every year, during the Ramadan, food costs increase and government does not attempt to check the market price climbs.

Amir Mohammad, a suburb Kabul resident told “prices top during the holy month, traders in order to make maximum profits are doing it, and they must fear God and they shouldn’t do this, for the sake of poor people.”

He says since Saturday, foods, rice, floor, oil, groceries and cereals rates have increased from 100 to 150 AFs in quantity.

Previously, Afghan Ministry of Commerce had announced they were trying to make a customer’s support unit program through which prices in Market would be checked.

Meanwhile, Wahidullah Ghazi, the Ministry`s spokesperson told Media: ” price hikes is linked to dollar rates in Markets, it is not related to control by government.”

Ghazi says, goods are purchased in dollar by merchants outside the country and prices go up and down based on dollar rates and goods prices have no link with the commencement of Ramadan.

He confirmed that Commerce Ministry monitors rates in Markets.

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