Consumer Protection Society asks government to set price ceilings

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AMMAN — Head of the Consumer Protection Society Muhammad Obeidat urged the government to form a higher committee involving the Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the Consumer Protection Society, and the government to set price ceilings and monitor prices, instead of leaving matters to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Obeidat said that the current rises in food prices are unjustified and unacceptable, and that traders who practice monopoly make millions from the citizens’ pockets.

Obeidat said that most of the items were imported before the crisis, and the government must set ceilings on their prices, and must do an inventory of goods imported after the crisis and set price ceilings for them as well, since the Ministry of Industry and Trade set the price ceilings without any studies.

Obeidat criticized the ministry’s silence vis-à-vis the rising prices, pointing out that previous governments used to consult the society before making decisions.

According to Obeidat, a study conducted by the society shows that the prices of some items increased only slightly and those of some other items returned to their normal prices after having increased. He said that he handed the study over to the Royal Court.

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