Khartoum - President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir, has directed the Ministry of Trade and the concerned authorities to coordinate efforts at the federal and
states' levels for organizing the prices of commodities.
This came when he received at the Guest House Monday the Minister of Trade, Hatim Al-Sir.
President Al-Bashir has affirmed the government keenness to ease the citizens' living conditions and to facilitate the delivery of services, especially in the current period which coincides with approval of the new general budget.
The minister announced that there are several solution and measures that will be adopted shortly for regulating the prices and enhancing the economy.
The minister said that he briefed the President of the Republic on the efforts being adopted for regulating the prices and markets.
He said that there are joint mechanisms between the Ministry of Trade and the Federal Government Chamber for organizing the markets and prices of commodities in the states.
He indicated that some traders have availed themselves the current conditions and tended to increase the prices unjustifiably.
He added that deterrent punishments will be inflicted on anyone who increases the prices of commodities and services unjustifiably.
Meanwhile, The First Vice-President, National Prime Minister, General, Bakri Hassan Saleh has described the price hikes in some goods as unjustifiable, directing the concerned authorities to take the necessary measures to curb the hikes .
This came when the FVP met, Monday, at his office, at the Presidential palace, the Wali (governor) of the White Nile State, DR. Abdul Hamid Musa Kasha in the presence of the Minister of Federal Government, Faisal Hassan Ibrahim and reviewed with him the overall economic and political situations in the state and the measures taken to stop price hikes .
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