Taroudant- According to Wednesday’s issue of the Moroccan daily Akhbar Alyaoum, the National Federation of owners of bakeries announced that the cost of a loaf of bread is expected to rise by 10 to 30 cents next week throughout Morocco.
The move comes after the Moroccan mills decided, few weeks ago, an increase in the price of white flour, ranging between 10 and 17 cents per kilo.
For Lahoucine Azaz, President of the federation, the government is the only one to blame for this decision.
“The reason for this increase is the lack of commitment on the part of the Head of Government who has not kept its promises. At our first meeting, which lasted 3 hours and a half, we were promised a second meeting after the formation of the new cabinet, something that has not been done,” said Lahoucine Azaz, President of the federation.
“If the government does not give us a day to meet, we will proceed with this increase, knowing that it will be effective in all cases,” he said.
Moroccans were reassured after the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries announced on August that nearly 97 million quintals of grain were harvested in the 2012-2013 crop year, an increase of over 90% compared to the previous year.
After this excellent agriculture year, it was hoped that the prices of bread would not go up.
Following the recent remarkable increase in fuel prices, Moroccans will have to cope with the new increase of bread prices.
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