GOVERNMENT REDUCES PRICE OF FLOUR AS RAMADAN BEGINS

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The Minister of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment, Dr. Isatou Touray Minister Touray stressed that the price of flour has been reduced and up to now bakers have not reduced the cost of bread.

She said the impact of the reduction of flour is not yet felt. 

She added that all these issues will be revisited and they will discuss with the bakers to see how best to reduce the price of flour.  Minister Touray also commented on the promotion of policies to reduce poverty. 

In a similar policy commitment, a period of 6 months was provided for women vegetable producers to sell their onions and potatoes.  This policy protects them as well as contributes to poverty reduction in The Gambia.

She said the Gambia Milling Company (GMC) is making efforts to promote industrialization in the country and create employment opportunities for citizens as well as generate revenue, especially   foreign exchange.

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