The prices of vegetables and fruits continue to rise, which has angered Moroccan families, demanding that the government intervene to stop these increases, especially after fuel prices rose five times in a row over the past month.
The increases affected a group of basic vegetables on Moroccan tables, as the prices of potatoes ranged between 7 and 8 dirhams per kilogram, while the prices of tomatoes, onions and carrots exceeded 7 dirhams.
A number of professionals in the Casablanca wholesale market confirmed to Newspaper 24 that the drought and increases in the cost of transportation as a result of the high cost of fuel are among the factors that contributed to the rise in the prices of vegetables and fruits.
Parliamentary opposition voices also rose repeatedly to demand reform of wholesale markets, given that most of them are unstructured, in addition to regulating fuel prices as an urgent measure to reduce the cost of transporting consumer goods across the Kingdom.
In this regard, Mustafa Paytas, the official government spokesman, said that the primary goal of the exceptional support for transportation professionals is to maintain the prices of a group of consumables, the most important of which are vegetables and fruits.
Paytas added, today, Thursday, after the government council meeting, that the support for professionals also comes to protect Moroccans from the high prices of public transportation.
The government spokesman highlighted that the responsible authorities are also betting on supporting vulnerable groups, through the social registry system, in order to protect their purchasing power.