Governor: Bread Price will not Increase, nor its Weight be Decreased
Khartoum: Khartoum State Governor Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Khidir confirmed that there will be no increase in prices or decrease in weight of the bread and affirmed that any bakery found in breach of these regulations will suffer consequences that can amount to withdrawing its license.
After meeting with field follow up committees and signing consumer protection law recently passed by the legislature, the governor of Khartoum State said: "I have carried out extensive communications with the federal Ministry of Finance, Central Bank of Sudan, and the Bakeries' Association to make sure the obstacles facing the flow of flour in the market, obstacles that caused a number of bakeries to shut down in the past couple of days."
The Bank of Sudan committed to securing the foreign currency supplies needed for importing flour, a thing that made flour appear again in the market according to the previously set quantities.
The Governor stipulated that flour is red line whose importance was stressed that the recent economic measures, measures that excluded flour from any fees.
The Governor directed the recently formed contraventions authority to work in collaboration with the consumer protection court to get a hold of any contraventions regarding bread prices or weight and try the accused in front of court under the consumer protection law.
By Najat Ahmed, 10/07/2012