No price hike of essentials during Ramadan

Rangpur businessmen announce

6 May, 2018 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: Business community leaders and common traders at a views-exchange meeting on Saturday predicted no price hike of the daily essential commodities during the holy month of Ramadan in the district, reports BSS.

They said that the common people should not be worried as supply and stock situations of the essential commodities are quite adequate and satisfactory in the district to contain increase of market prices during Ramadan.

They also expressed commitment to keep prices of the essential commodities reasonable during the holy month and sought cooperation of the government to ensure smooth supply of the commodities to the local markets. 

Leaders of different business bodies, importers, whole sellers and retailers made the commitment at the meeting organised by Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) at its board room in the city.

RCCI President Mostafa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu chaired the event arranged for the local business community leaders to contain prices of the essential commodities within logically tolerable limits during Ramadan.

Senior Vice-president of RCCI Mostoba Hossain Ripan, its Director Zulfiqar Aziz Khan Bhutto, General Secretary of Nababganj Bazar Traders’ Association Akbar Ali, edible oil trader Azizul Islam Mukul, pulse trader Alhaj Sadek Hossain Munna, sugar importer Alhaj Moyen Uddin, President of Hotel and Restaurant Owners’ Association Abdul Mazid Khokan, General Secretary of Rangpur Fruits Traders’ Association Mahbubar Rahman Shipan, General Secretary of City Bazar Traders’ Association Masum Hasan, among others, addressed.

The traders called upon the authorities concerned to ensure congenial environment for smoothly importing the essentials commodities and stop all sorts of harassments and toll collections for keeping prices of the essentials commodities stable.

The businesspersons reiterated their firm commitments to ensuring supply of pure and hygienic food stuffs and conducting business genuinely by keeping prices of the essential commodities normal during the holy month.

They also agreed to hang the lists of prices of daily essentials at all of their sales centres, outlets and shops.