OBSTACLES TO THE APPLICATION OF THE NEW PRICES ON THE MENU OF THE APS PRESS REVIEW THIS TUESDAY

OBSTACLES TO THE APPLICATION OF THE NEW PRICES ON THE MENU OF THE APS PRESS REVIEW THIS TUESDAY
OBSTACLES TO THE APPLICATION OF THE NEW PRICES ON THE MENU OF THE APS PRESS REVIEW THIS TUESDAY

Dakar, June 25 (APS) – Tuesday’s delivery of the daily press essentially focuses on the obstacles to the application of new prices for current consumer goods, with specific regard to the situation prevailing in the bakery sector.

On June 13, the government announced its decision to reduce the prices of several consumer goods, including rice, oil and bread, with a suspension of taxes for a total annual amount of 53.4 billion francs. CFA.

This decision will come into force following a meeting of members of the National Consumer Council held last week.

“It is a real dialogue of ‘subs’ between the State and the Association of Industrial Millers of Senegal (AMIS), which decided quite simply to stop the production of flour to protest against the drop in prices imposed by the Minister of Commerce”, writes the daily L’As.

Reacting to the millers’ decision, the government “firmly warned the millers who seem to be ready to go to the end of their fight”, we read in L’As.

“The State threatens the millers with its wrath,” he headlines.

“The State is brandishing the wand”, after the decision of the millers to temporarily stop the production of baking flour, reports Le Soleil in a much more diplomatic tone than that of L’As.

“Putting the millers on notice to ensure proper supply to the market, the government assures that it will take all its responsibilities,” writes Le Soleil.

The newspaper announces that inspection missions will be sent to flour mills to assess circulating stocks. “The executive is tackling the millers,” notes the daily 24 Heures.

“Tug of war between the State and the millers”

“The State declares ‘war’ on the millers”, displays EnQuête, concerning the same subject.

He reports that the government says it has “identified questionable commercial practices and intends to carry out verification missions in flour mills”.

“A showdown between the State and the millers,” summarizes Libération, adding in turn that the government “announces on-site inspections.”

Source A goes further by quoting the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Serigne Guèye Diop, who affirms that the Association of Millers and Industrialists of Senegal has decided to suspend the production and sale of flour in order to “compromise supplying households with bread”.

Other newspapers also return to the “reluctance [de certains distributeurs] to comply with the new prices”. “The State bangs its fist on the table and puts the millers on notice,” reports Yoor-Yoor, with Les Échos observing that the government “threatens and vilifies the millers.”

Le Quotidien notes that industrialists “continue to decry the State’s approach regarding the drop in prices”.

“After the bakers and the millers, the cement makers” are getting started, adds the newspaper. More generally, Le Quotidien believes that the government “should make efforts to enforce the drop in prices of consumer products”.

The drop in prices of the main consumer goods was however “acknowledged” by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, according to Le Mandat. He points out that Serigne Guèye Diop “finally published the order for new ceiling prices for certain products including oil, rice, sugar and flour”.

The daily newspapers cover other subjects too. WalfQuotidien, for example, reviews the state of the construction sector, building and public works. “The other side of the story”, displays the newspaper, emphasizing that the companies concerned “are running behind a public debt of 300 billion” CFA francs.

“Avoid, with Covid-19, creating a crisis that does not exist”

Rewmi Quotidien talks about the cases of Covid-19 recorded among Senegalese pilgrims returning from Mecca. On this subject, the newspaper takes up the recommendation of Doctor Abdoulaye Bousso, expert in emergency management and health disasters. “We must avoid creating a crisis that does not exist,” warns the specialist.

“For the first assessment of Covid-19 tests among pilgrims, 78 cases were noted. The Ministry of Health calls for the wearing of masks, the renunciation of ‘ganalé’ [des pèlerins] and serenity,” reports Bés Bi Le jour.

The daily Kritik’ is anticipating, if not simply getting impatient, regarding the Prime Minister’s general policy declaration. Ousmane Sonko will present his government’s program to deputies.

A “long-awaited” message, [puisque le chef du gouvernement]which embraces too many issues, must leave no room for maneuver to its detractors who will not forgive it any omission or comma on the road map to propose to get the country out of the rut,” comments the same newspaper.

“Minus the noisy tone, it is the content of the speech to be served to the nation which will be decisive for this perilous exercise of the head of government.” Ousmane Sonko “saw the project so much in a dream, [qu’il] will certainly have no difficulty in defining the major axes on which the tandem intends to rely for the five-year term,” concludes Kritik’.

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