Major General Ashraf El-Dawdy, Governor of Qena, chaired the periodic meeting with senior merchants, distributors and agents of major companies, as part of the governorate’s efforts to follow up the markets and the availability of food commodities at appropriate prices and work to solve any problems or obstacles in front of agents and merchants to provide commodities in appropriate quantities and ensure that the markets are not thirsty, in the presence of Dr. Hazem Omar, Deputy Governor, Hossam Hamouda, Secretary General of the Governorate, Ahmed El-Sayed, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Supply in Qena, Ragab Arafa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Drinking Water and Wastewater Company in Qena, Raed Haroun, Director of the Consumer Protection Agency, and Ali Gharib, Director of the Cooperation Department in the Diwan The general of the governorate, representatives of the Qena Chamber of Commerce, and major food and consumer goods merchants in the governorate.
During the meeting, the Governor of Qena directed the implementation of the directives issued by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Minister of Local Development to tighten control over commodities and markets through campaigns on all outlets selling food commodities to ensure the availability of all commodities and not to raise their prices, as well as to alert shop owners and markets to announce price lists. And clearly show it to the public.
Al-Daoudi stressed that he would not allow any attempt to exploit citizens and make markets thirsty, especially since the state’s executive agencies provided all commodities and foodstuffs, in implementation of the assignments of the President of the Republic, to control the general situation in the markets, and relieve the burden of citizens of various social classes.-
The governor of Qena also reassured the merchants about the availability of all kinds of food commodities in stores, outlets and markets, stressing the governorate’s keenness to expand to hold “Welcome Ramadan” exhibitions to sell basic food commodities and sell them to citizens at reduced prices and discuss the possibility of continuing them throughout the year, with the aim of easing the burdens on the shoulders of the simple, and in order to achieve Therefore, the governorate and local units provide major merchants with all the necessary facilities to hold exhibitions, including approval of the places chosen by merchants in the cities of the governorate free of charge, as well as making the necessary preparations for holding the exhibition with the knowledge of the Chamber of Commerce in the governorate, with the aim of urging them to hold exhibitions and seek to increase the goods offered to ensure the stability of their prices, And creating a state of commercial competitiveness between exhibitions and shops, and thus benefiting the citizen.