MP Warns On Price Hikes Of Essential Consumer Goods And Some Services
Category: Kuwait

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Essa Al- Kandari has submitted a parliamentary query to Minister of Commerce and Industry and acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khalid Al-Rawdan on price hikes of essential consumer goods and some services.

In his query Al-Kandari said of late food items and a lot of essential consumer goods have seen artificial price hikes, especially after the State raised the petrol prices. He said many companies and traders took this as an excuse to hike the prices and as result the citizen had to bear the burden. He noted Ramadan is just around the corner and as citizens and residents rush to meet the needs and requirement during this holy month, many traders and companies take advantage to raise the prices of commodities and some even monopolize the market.

One of the most prominent issues is the livestock. He wants to know what plans have been initiated by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to curb the phenomenon of price hikes of consumer goods and some services and what role the National Committee for Consumer Protection plays in this regard? He said the citizens feel abandoned by the government because they have become victims of some traders and companies who occasionally raise food prices. He wants to know if the Ministry is monitoring althese companies to see if they comply with the price structure. He also wants to know is anyone has until now been arrested for tampering and artificially raising the prices, and if so, how many people have been arrested and what action has been taken against them.



21 Mar, 2017 776
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