The rise in prices worries citizens, especially on the eve of the month of Ramadan, synonymous with consumption. Wanting to be reassuring, the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch, affirmed that the markets will be well supplied, and the Executive will take firm measures in the face of any overrun.
Speaking to the press after a government meeting devoted to supporting measures to ensure normal market supply during the holy month, Akhannouch stressed that certain products will be monitored and special control;
The government will take firm measures in the event that an overrun is recorded, he insisted, noting that the operation of controlling prices and their availability on the market is done on a continuous basis.
Monitoring shows that there is price stability for certain products, while others have been impacted by the international situation, the head of government noted.
In this regard, he specified that the coordination meeting with members of the government on the eve of the month of Ramadan was an opportunity to focus on the measures capable of guaranteeing a normal supply of the market during this blessed month. .
The meeting discussed the supply of the internal market with basic products, in particular those consumed during the month of Ramadan, for his part underlined the Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Waters and Forests, Mohammad Sadiki.
The market will be stocked with grains, vegetables, pulses, milk and animal products including red and white meats, eggs and seafood, he added, noting that the change in in recent weeks, the prices of certain products is linked to a specific cause, insisting that monopoly and speculation cannot be tolerated.
In a similar statement, the Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour, meanwhile, stressed that all products that are consumed during the month of Ramadan will be available on the market, arguing that prices make the subject to meticulous monitoring in order not to impact the purchasing power of citizens.
Some 65,000 control operations have been carried out, as well as 5,000 fines have been recorded in the markets from January to today, and control has been reinforced for products that are the subject of speculation, highlighted the minister. , specifying that the focus was on 3 or 4 products that have seen rising prices and speculation.
Tut will be implemented by the government to fight against speculation and preserve the purchasing power of citizens, he promised.
Abundant in the same direction, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah Alaoui assured that all partners at central, regional and local levels will be mobilized to reassure citizens about the availability of all products during the blessed month. .
The majority of foodstuffs are produced at the local level, and monitoring is ensured to avoid monopoly and speculation, as well as field checks are carried out with the participation of all local partners, she said. .