An economist warns of the rise in food prices during "Ramadan" in conjunction with the curfew
09:33 - 04/17/2020
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The economist, Saleh Al-Kinani, warned on Friday against the rise in food prices in the markets during the month of Ramadan, in conjunction with the continuing curfew, pointing to the government in front of options that might harm some employees, but they ensure that the poor get a living.
Al-Kanani said in a statement to "Information", that "the government, in the event that it is not able to increase the amount of the financial grant that it announced to citizens, it is possible to resort to the salaries of the security services or rather reduce the budget of the security ministries in order to support the grant and increase its amount."
He added that "the salaries of the higher ranks in the security services are huge sums in addition to the special grades, as deduction of a small percentage does not affect the entry of those grades and ranks, while it will be a positive factor for poor families."
And that "the government must monitor the markets in a serious way to prevent a rise in food prices, especially as the month of Ramadan is coming and will coincide with the continuing curfew, and therefore some traders will take advantage of the current situation to benefit from the consumer."
He pointed out the importance of "taking advantage of the fines imposed by passing on violators of the embargo and transferring their funds to support the government's grant to poor families to ensure that no crisis occurs during Ramadan." 25 n ended