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Mauritius consumer association hits hard at delay to review fuel prices

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Mauritius consumer association hits hard at delay to review fuel prices

Mosadeq Sahebdin, spokesperson of the Consumer Advocacy Platform, has hit hard at the Government and the State Trading Corporation for maintaining high fuel prices. “It is incomprehensible and unacceptable,” he told Defi Media in an interview.

“The argument that the Government needs to wait for the Petroleum Pricing Committee meeting (13 Jan) is as dubious,” he claimed.

He added that the recent hunger strike by educator Nishal Joyram led to two important observations: decision-makers are insensitive to the suffering of the people and thousands of consumers are indifferent to what their neighbours may be going through.

Joyram had led a 22-day hunger strike to demand a drop in fuel prices – which are unanimously described as “exaggerated.”

“The Rs1,000 salary compensation”, he said, “is not enough to compensate for the loss in purchasing power.”

In an earlier statement, Commerce Minister Soodesh Callichurn hinted that the Petroleum Pricing Committee would be meeting before 13 January to review the prices of fuel products.

Source: Defi Media

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