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Opposition Leader Ron Green says Government has done nothing to reduce the price of food

By Marisa Stedman-Q95fm News.

Leader of the opposition Hon. Ron Green lamented that there can be no change in the present economic strain on consumers on the issue of overpriced foodstuffs, since the DLP has taken no initiative to implement a price control system in Dominica.

The minister further added that the crisis that now exists is the direct result of neglect on the part of the government to inaugurate any system that a consumer could be dependent upon to avoid having to contend with those prices.

Mr. Ron Green says that the ways suggested by the UWP to lower the price of food goes unnoticed. The question then remains what can consumers do if they feel that they are being robbed in business places selling food supplies? According to an inside source at Dexia there is no law that prohibits persons from selling at rates not agreed upon by the ministry of trade. Shop owners are only asked not to do so but with the expulsion of any penalty if that arrangement is disregarded.

Meanwhile according to the supplies content act of 1979 it appears that there once was a price control instituted in Dominica with food items such as milk and butter at the top of the list. Hon. Ron Green further stated that this question should be directed to the DLP. Why is it so difficult for a price control to be established when there is such a dire need for it?

Mr. Ron Green says that he is doing the best possible to improve living conditions in Dominica. It is up to the current government to do the same.

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