Ex-pres slams govt over food price hike in Ramadan

Man at a fruit stall in the Travellers' Market, Male. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIHAARU

Former President Mohamed Nasheed slammed President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s government, claiming that the latter’s failed economic policy has caused food prices to rise in time for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

In a tweet late Saturday, the former president noted that the prices of several products had significantly increased this Ramadan. Criticising the current administration for failing in its economic policies, he declared that the people should be provided with their right.

Notable increases in prices include watermelon which is one of the products highest in demand during Ramadan, coconuts and lemons. The greatest spike in price is in chillies and peppers, which current range from MVR 200 to MVR 700 for a kilogramme.

Traders and travellers state that the prices are expected to increase should the current bad weather across the archipelago persist.

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