Jun 12, 2009, 6:15 AM
The Gambia Livestock Marketing Agency (GLMA), in consultation with the taskforce set up to regulate the marketing of livestock and meat, has announced that meat will be sold in the Greater Banjul area and the Kombos according to the approved tariff, with immediate effect.
According to GRTS radio, in Banjul meat and Bone will be sold at D175 per kilo;beef steak – D225 per kilo, and sheep and goat meat – D225 per kilo
In Kanifing Municipality (KMC),meat and bone will be sold at D175 per kilo;beef steak – D225 per kilo, and sheep and goat meat – D225 per kilo
In Brikama and the Kombos, meat and bone will be sold at D175 per kilo; beef steak – D200 per kilo, and sheep and goat meat – D200 per kilo
The radio notice also stated further that butchers “are therefore warned that the taskforce will be constantly monitoring the tariff” at the markets and other points of sale of meat, and defaulters “will be prosecuted under the consumer protection Act and also have their operational licenses or permits forfeited.
public is also urged to assist the GLMA in the monitoring process by reporting
all cases of over-pricing and cheating to the GLMA.