The continued suspension of exporting some vegetables to the countries of the African continent continues to anger professionals, calling on the government to take urgent measures to end this matter.
According to the sources of the newspaper 24, professionals exporting vegetables and fruits are heading to launch protests, at the beginning of next week, after incurring heavy financial losses, due to the tightening of the screws in the process of exporting vegetables to African countries.
The same sources confirmed that the Moroccan Association of Exporters of Various Commodities to Africa and Abroad has repeatedly contacted the Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fishing, but with nothing new, which has put professionals in a dilemma with a number of African countries, with the exception of Senegal, through which the process is carried out, through a legal license.
The same sources added that export professionals considered that transporting onions and potatoes to the Senegalese market every Wednesday would not reduce the volume of losses, calling on the government to end this controversy.
On the other hand, Moroccan families are still wondering about when the prices of vegetables and fruits will drop, after their rise exhausted the citizens’ pockets, calling for the need for Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch to intervene to stop these price increases, especially with the approaching month of Ramadan.
And the prices of vegetables and fruits continue to rise to record levels, as the prices of onions ranged between 7 and 9 dirhams, and potatoes between 8 and 11 dirhams per kilogram.
As for tomatoes, their price reached 7 dirhams per kilogram, and the same is the case for peppers and cucumbers, after their price now exceeds 8 dirhams, while the price of cheese exceeded 15 dirhams.
The various fruits also witnessed random increases, which worsened the situation of the Moroccan consumer, so that voices were raised about the need for government intervention to end the manifestations of speculation and monopoly in the wholesale markets, which number 29.