1500 consumer outlets, commercial chains and mobile caravans in the governorates
100 outlets in Cairo and a minimum of 5 showrooms in each governorate
Welcome Ramadan exhibitions, which were inaugurated by Dr. Ali Al-Moselhy, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, in implementation of the directives of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, witnessed a great turnout from citizens in the governorates of Cairo, Giza, and the rest of the governorates of the Republic, which carried the slogan of conquering monopoly and high prices, and will continue until the end of next April, with 30% discounts on Food commodities, vegetables, meat, poultry and fruits, and include at least 5 outlets in each governorate, and are monitored by a central committee in coordination with the governorates to ensure the availability of goods and services throughout the exhibition period. And under the auspices of each governorate, the minister stressed that the goal of opening the exhibitions early this year is to provide all the citizens’ needs of rice, sugar, tea, meat, poultry, oils, milk and other food commodities, with appropriate discounts of up to 30%, to eliminate the phenomenon of monopolizing commodities by some merchants. And conquering price hikes that have become a burden on citizens, pointing out that the Welcome Ramadan exhibitions are managed in coordination with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Federation. M for Chambers of Commerce, which established a central joint operations room with each governorate in which exhibitions are opened, to follow up on the availability of goods and release production requirements in coordination with the Central Bank of Egypt.
Al-Ahram Cooperative. I toured Ahlan Ramadan exhibitions in Cairo, Giza, and Qalyubia, to find out the availability of goods in outlets and awnings, and to apply discounts of up to 30%.
At the beginning, Dr. Ali Al-Moselhi, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, confirmed that the ministry will continue to offer all food commodities at the announced outlets in Cairo and the governorates, which exceed 1,500 consumer outlets, in addition to the participation of a number of commercial chains and the running of mobile convoys in the governorates until the end of next April. Which includes, for the first time, the outlets of my association and supply chains, along with the outlets of the Holding Company for Food Industries and consumer complexes, with the participation of a large number of commercial chains that support the Welcome Ramadan exhibitions with a huge share of food commodities, poultry and meat other than legumes, rice, sugar, tea, oils, pasta, and others.
Al-Moselhy explained that the ministry has equipped a large number of mobile cars affiliated with the ministry to provide food commodities, poultry, vegetables, meat and fruit to citizens in villages and hamlets, in addition to continuing to establish Welcome Ramadan outlets with a minimum of 5 major outlets in each governorate to cover all regions of the Republic, in implementation of the presidential directives for the arrival of all kinds of goods. For citizens at a reduced price and great discounts, pointing out that a large corner will be allocated in all consumer associations and outlets of the Holding Company for Food Industries and the wholesale company for food commodities, poultry and meat products, in addition to Ya Mish Ramadan products, all of which are at 30% discounts.
Conquer monopoly and prices
And the Minister of Supply and Internal Trade continued, that the aim of the Welcome Ramadan exhibitions is to limit attempts to monopolize merchants and reduce commodity prices to eliminate the phenomenon of high prices, in addition to reducing the proportion of imported goods and replacing them with local products, which leads to the stability of the pound against the dollar to end this crisis, in addition to eliminating rumors of ignoring The government is to address the high-price crisis, so about 40,000 catering outlets participate in the Welcome Ramadan exhibitions in the governorates, where all state agencies have supported the establishment of “Welcome Ramadan” exhibitions and stands, to make available all commodities at reduced prices and unprecedented reductions, to control the markets and prevent any attempts to manipulate prices or monopolize goods.
Al-Moselhi stressed that all state oversight agencies carry out permanent inspection campaigns at all Welcome Ramadan exhibitions in Cairo, the governorates, and all branches of the ministries participating in them, to ensure the availability of goods and their quality, in addition to the stability of the discounted price throughout the duration of the exhibition, pointing out that the monitoring campaigns include mobile convoys that roam the governorates. And disadvantaged areas, especially in the governorates where the initiative started, including Qalyubia, for example, it has 18 outlets in Qalyubia and 3 outlets in Matrouh, and mobile cars in neighborhoods in all remote governorates, such as Luxor, which has 9 exhibitions other than and 25 branches of my association, so that all exhibitors are subject to the requirements of the Welcome Ramadan initiative, which are Clearly announcing the price of the commodity and the percentage of the discount, and setting the fair price for each commodity, and below it the price after the discount.
Face world events
Al-Moselhi explained that a large part of the inflation and price hikes in Egypt was the result of the global crisis of the Corona virus and then the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian war, as the price of a ton of crude oil before the crisis was $750, and today it has reached $1,500, all of which are burdens borne by the state budget, so the size of the increases In one commodity, it exceeded 50 pounds, which represents a great pressure on the budgets of peoples, including Egypt, which has endured a lot to provide strategic commodities at discounted prices for citizens.
Adel Abdel Aziz, managing director of the General Company for Wholesale Trade, affiliated to the Holding Company for Food Industries, said that the company participates in “Welcome Ramadan” exhibitions in all governorates, in addition to preparing mobile convoys that roam popular neighborhoods, villages, hamlets and disadvantaged places, where food commodities are offered at discounts of up to 30%, including Rice has a 5% breakage rate at 15 pounds per kilo, 3% rice at 18 pounds per kilo, loose rice at 12 pounds per kilo, flour 15 pounds, 750-ml oil at 35 pounds, and local meat at 130 pounds, pointing out. These exhibitions meet all the needs of the Egyptian family, and are characterized by the presence of committees and continuous monitoring campaigns on them to ensure the quality of the goods offered and adherence to the discount rate, with the availability of all commodities, meat, poultry, fish and grains throughout the duration of the exhibition, and this is in cooperation with governors, consumer complexes, mobile cars, my association outlets and chambers of commerce in each province.--
400 wholesale branches
Abdel Aziz pointed out that Cairo alone has nearly 100 outlets that the governorate has set up in all the districts of the capital, to provide basic and strategic commodities, meat, poultry, grains and legumes, in addition to Yamish Ramadan for citizens, with high quality and prices that are 30 percent lower than their counterparts in the market. This percentage is between 25 to 30% for mobile cars, pointing out that the number of exhibitions in which the company participates will exceed 100 in all governorates other than the exhibitions spread throughout Cairo, in addition to 400 branches nationwide, all of which will participate in the exhibitions of Welcome Ramadan, in cooperation with Chambers of Commerce.
Dr. Alaa Ezz, Secretary General of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, revealed that the Welcome Ramadan exhibitions began in all governorates, since the beginning of this January and will continue until the end of April, through coordination with the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade and the governorates, and a large number of commercial chains, and they represent A successful model for community service in partnership between the public and private sectors, especially since some companies will offer food commodities at cost price only, with the same quality and requirements for offering in the markets, pointing out that the reason for the early establishment of Welcome Ramadan exhibitions is to implement the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to provide commodities, meat and poultry, For citizens at reduced prices and full coordination with the governorates, the Ministries of Supply and Agriculture, the Interior Ports and the Armed Forces.
With regard to the quality of goods, the Secretary General of the Chambers of Commerce confirmed that all the goods displayed in the “Welcome Ramadan” exhibitions and the participating outlets are of the highest quality and best productivity, and they are the same goods that are sold in private commercial chains and supermarkets, and the difference lies only in the quality of packaging and display style, but they are of the same degree of quality. And it is supervised by a special committee other than sudden inspection campaigns on exhibitions, outlets and mobile cars.
exhibitions in Cairo
The Secretary General of the Chambers of Commerce revealed that the Cairo governorate announced the venues for “Welcome Ramadan” exhibitions in Cairo and all governorates. The fountain, the middle plateau and the seventy acres area, the Khalifa neighborhood in the land of the mills, the Abajiya, the bottom of the Civilizations Bridge, the Tabeen neighborhood in the Clock Square, Al-Safa and Al-Marwa Streets, the Nile Corniche Street, the Helwan neighborhood in Izbat Al-Walda, Abu Rujaila Street, Al-Izbat Al-Bahariya and Al-Qibliya, and the Tora neighborhood in the Shaq Al-Tha`ban area In the highway, Tora Al-Asmant area, Police Trustees Institute Street, Al-Maasara neighborhood, Al-Orouba Street, in front of Al-Maasara metro station, Al-Basateen neighborhood in front of the Electricity Company, the Olympic Center, in Bir Um Sultan area, Dar Al-Salam neighborhood in Fayoum Street, the Schools Complex, Street 9, and the neighborhood May 15th, in front of the neighborhood building, Maadi neighborhood, Arab Square.
Reduced prices for meat and poultry
Major General Abdel Naeem Hamed, director of the Supply Directorate in Cairo, stressed that ration commodities such as tea, oils, pasta, rice, sugar, vegetables and fruits other than meat, poultry and fish are sold in exhibitions at discounts of up to 30%, as the price of meat ranges from 130 to 150 pounds, which are wholesale prices and the same quality as the product. In private commercial chains, the ministry also offers, in coordination with the chambers of commerce and the wholesale company, all Yamish Ramadan products at the same discount rate, in coordination with the governor of Cairo and the chambers of commerce in 100 outlets in Cairo and within 5 exhibitions, a minimum of 5 in each governorate, pointing to the need to change the behavior of citizens regarding the method of purchase, because The state is keen to provide all kinds of commodities on an ongoing basis, which is not appropriate for him to buy large quantities of them for fear that they will not be available in the markets.
Citizens Against Explosion
Mahmoud al-Asqalani, head of the Citizens Against High Prices Association, added that the state made available all the goods needed by the citizen at the “Welcome Ramadan” outlets, at 30% discounts through consumer complexes and the outlets of the Ministries of Supply and Agriculture, the police, the Armed Forces and the Food Industries Company, in contrast to the mobile convoys that roam the governorates. And the outlets of my association and Dalin supply, despite the global crisis of supply chains and high prices, which affected major countries, pointing to the need for the citizen to be reassured of the availability of goods in all exhibitions and outlets other than meat and poultry, along with their superior quality, which reflects the success of the state in dealing with the crisis of weak chains Supply and the rise in the price of the dollar, which occurred in conjunction with the Russian-Ukrainian war, and following the repercussions of the global Corona crisis, confirming the superiority of the Egyptian administration over many European countries.
Al-Asqalani pointed out that the Citizens Against Expensive Association participates in all “Welcome Ramadan” exhibitions in Cairo and the governorates, where high-quality Sudanese meat is offered at 145 pounds per kilo, pointing to the need to change the policy of purchasing from citizens, although there is no ceiling for purchase, so that opportunities are available to all citizens. Buying their needs from the exhibitions that will continue until the end of next April, and may continue until the end of the year, pointing out that the “Welcome Ramadan” exhibitions started early, in implementation of the president’s directives to alleviate the economic crises for the Egyptian citizen, and at varying prices with a small profit margin, and the complexes of the Holding Company for Food Industries participate in them. And the police, the army, agriculture and catering, with the great participation of the Citizens Against High Prices Association, in addition to the mobile cars that have been roaming the squares and governorates since 2008, and the association’s products are present under a special corner for exhibitions and we try to cover places far from the capital to fill any gaps in the provision of meat, which is a successful experience for the solidarity of civil and civil society with The state to provide goods and meat.