Monday, May 7, 2018
Sugar to be available in shops throughout the month of Ramadhan
SPECIAL QUESTIONS DIRECTED TO THE PRIME MINISTER HON. KASSIM MAJALIWA IN PARLIAMENT ON 3RD MAY 2018.
As members of Muslim community are due to start fasting two weeks ahead from now, the government has assured the availability of enough stock of sugar commodity in shops throughout the holy month of Ramadhan. The Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said last week in Parliament when answering an impromptu question directed to him by Special Seat legislator Halima Bulembo (CCM) and cleared doubts of any deficit likely to occur on the course of fasting days. The legislator wanted to know how far the government has got prepared to ensure that a most precious commodity like sugar is made available during the month of Ramadhan scheduled to start in mid of May this year. Responding to her question, the premier said that, the government has issued extra permit s to traders in order to import sugar to cover the shortages which might occur. The premier has also directed district executives, regional commissioners as well as other related bodies to ensure that all edible commodities including sugar is not hiked during the holy month of Ramadhan. However, he has called upon the executives to monitor traders in their respective jurisdictions in order to clear any doubts bearing in mind the fact that sugar is the most comm. oddity used for the preparation of the iftar.