Ministry of Trade in collaboration with National Chamber of Commerce in Migori County have threatened to shut down all butcheries in Migori town in case the operators fails to reduce the prices of meat in Migori that they have hiked indefinitely.
Speaking to Kisumu News, the Director of Trade Migori County Mr. Alcado Omach said that the impromptu increase of prices of meat in Migori from Ksh. 300 to Ksh. 400 that is by 25% in Migori County is unaccepted and cannot be tolerated.
We will not tolerate the impromptu increase of the primary products like meat in this county, if we allow this that means that there is no trade control in this county, said Alcado.
He said the consumers have decried over the increment therefore the butchery operators must find an amicable solution immediately to salvage the consumers demand.
He said the Ministry is not going to sit back and see the consumers being exploited by the traders unnecessarily. Omach said that the Ministry has already met with the stakeholders from the Chamber of Commerce and also the police so solve the situation.
He said they are going to conduct a crackdown in all butcheries in Migori and anyone found overcharging consumers unnecessarily will be forced to leave the market and license revoked.
His sentiments were shared by National Chairman of Chamber of Commerce Migori County Dr. Samuel Rumo who urged the traders to avoid increasing their products prices unnecessarily.
The butchery operators claim that the prices of cows have gone up and that is the main reason why they have increased the prices of meat in Migori.
However Doctor Rumo disagreed with the claim saying that all other butcheries operating in other parts of the County also buy the same cows yet they sell their meat at Ksh. 300 per kilogram.
He said they are committed to find an cordial solution with the butchery operators so that consumers can be able to afford meat.
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