The statement of the Minister of Interior echoed remarks made by Morocco’s delegate minister Lahcen Daoudi.
Rabat – The Moroccan Ministry of the Interior has reassured consumers that the current market is “distinguished by an abundant supply that meets all needs” before and during the holy month of Ramadan.
All essential goods will be available in stable quantities, according to the ministry, with some changes in the prices of some products compared to the previous year.
The ministry’s statement is part of an annual procedure, in which central authorities and provincial and local commissions monitor prices and the goods available ahead of the month of Ramadan.
On Wednesday, Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior Noureddine Boutayeb chaired a meeting in Rabat to discuss the supply of goods in the national market, especially for products in high demand during Ramadan.
Boutayeb urged provincial administrations to regularly monitor markets to preserve purchasing power and product quality.
The official also called on relevant parties to deal with vendors and distributors who violate rules on price, the quality of food products, and conditions of storage.
Boutayeb also ordered intensive coordination meetings at regional and provincial levels supervised by the governors of all regions.
During Ramadan, Boutayeb said, government officials must interact positively and seriously with citizens’ complaints.
The minister offered a national hotline, 5757, for consumers to file their complaints regarding the quality and prices of products.
The interior minister’s remarks followed a statement from Minister Delegate for Governance Lahcen Daoudi, who said that the national market has prepared foods in sufficient quantities for Ramadan.
Daoudi noted a drop in food prices in contrast with last year, “particularly those of chickpeas.” He assured consumers that the prices would not change during Ramadan.
A Moroccan astronomer said earlier this month that Ramadan fasting will begin on May 7 in Morocco.