Consumer protection head calls on gov’t to control basic goods prices

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AMMAN — President of the Consumer Protection Association Mohammad Obiedat confronted the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply and other regulatory bodies for not reducing the prices of oil, dairy, meat, and sugar in the Kingdom despite a recent report by the World Food Organization noting their decline in global markets, Jo24 reported.اضافة اعلان

He called on the ministry to tighten market controls and set prices, stressing that it “does not do this at all, and does not perform its duty”.

Obiedat added that such bodies “do not play a real role in markets and do not examine the prices of global markets, so prices remain the same”.

He added that there is a “clear price discrepancy” between goods sold at small markets and those sold at major commercial markets and malls, as well as in governorates far from Amman.

He also called on the public to purchase their groceries from smaller markets and to avoid large stores.

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