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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Supply Ministry spokesperson resigns amid confusion of pricing of subsidized rice

Supply Ministry spokesman Mohamed El Saifi has resigned from his post after only one week in office due to what he called “a lack of transparency,” El Watan reported. He accused senior ministry officials of concealing information from him in an attempt to sabotage the minister. The move follows the announcement last week by the ministry’s Food Industries Holding Company to raise the price subsidized rice, a decision disavowed by the Supply Ministry. The head of the Food Industries Holding Company told Ahram Gate that those responsible for the news that circulated late last week have been referred to investigation. On a related note, the government cut customs on imported sugar, according to a report from Al Borsa

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