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Gov’t to enforce measures on fair pricing of food items

Jan 13, 2015, 2:29 PM | Article By: Al Amin

The Gambia government plans to introduce a set of new measures to ensure fair and honest pricing of essential food commodities, The Point newspaper has gathered.

The measures are intended to ensure that consumers are not cheated by food sellers, particularly retailers, who inflate the prices of their commodities unreasonably.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, which took the lead role in developing the new measures, is organising a meeting with all the regional government authorities today, Tuesday, to brief them on the measures.

The day-long event, dubbed a ‘meeting on the monitoring mechanism for the importation and retailing of essential commodities’, was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands and Regional Governments.

The regional authorities will be briefed on measures to ensure that when consumers buy a food item, the correct price is charged for a correct quantity, so that everyone gets a fair value.