Concern over price hikes [Archives:2004/767/Local News]

August 26 2004

Yasser Mohammed Al-Mayyasi
In a statement issued last week, the Yemen Consumer Protection Society demanded, for the authorities responsible to take action to stop the nuisance of the prices rising and to move to put a limit on unjustifiable increases which recently took place on the prices of certain commodities. It recommended that these actions should be taken so that consumers do not find themselves or herself being the victim of the rising prices whilst suffering from lower quality commodities. The Society emphasized that the merchants are taking the law of supply and demand to be justification for price rises.