Taiz bakeries protest state-mandated bread price [Archives:2008/1149/Local News]

April 24 2008

By: Yemen Times
Taiz bureau

TAIZ, April 20 ) Bakery owners gathered in front of the Industrial and Commercial Chamber in Taiz yesterday to protest the bread price resolution issued by the Cabinet and the local council in the governorate. The protestors considered YR 180 for a kilogram of bread is too little, maintaining that the resolution doesn't take the cost of bread production into account.

Ismael Abdul Fattah, a bakery owner, said that the resolution is unjust, as it forces bakers to sell bread per kilogram. He pointed out that some bakeries are obliged to buy flour in debt as they are unable to cover the production expenses.

“When a sack of flour was YR 3