RUMONGE January 20th (ABP) – Four ministers namely the minister of Interior, Community Development and Public Security, that of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, that of Trade, Transport, Industry and of Tourism, and the minister of Communication, Information Technologies and Media, met in the afternoon of Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the people of Rumonge province to listen to their concerns.
The majority of participants were from the commercial sector, namely owners of hotels, short-term houses and retailers of Brarudi products.
During that meeting, the owners of the bars which were closed within a month by the local authorities, following the fixing of illegal prices, demanded the lifting of the sanctions suffered.
The Minister in charge of trade, Mrs. Chantal Nijimbere, reacted on that question by discouraging that bad habit of overriding the legal prices, specifying that the sanctions will always be applied to offenders. On the same issue, the Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security, Martin Niteretse, decided to permanently close those bars, which went beyond the prices set by the government. Another question concerned the speculation which is noticeable in the sale of meat.
Reacting to that complaint, Minister Niteretse indicated that certain measures are being studied to set a selling price for meat throughout the national territory in order to avoid this speculation. It should be noted that before meeting the people in the afternoon, Minister Niteretse had brought together the heads of the provincial services in the morning, where he called on them to work for the good of the people and above all to avoid asking for bribes, when it comes to solving their problems.