Tuesday, June 05, 2012
The efforts by the Ministry of Trade and Regional
Integration, The Gambia Competition Commission and the major importers of basic
commodities to ensure that there are adequate stocks of basic commodities
leading to and beyond the forthcoming Ramadan period, with prices remaining
stable despite the recent appreciation of the US dollar against the dalasi are
indeed worthy to be commended.
The significance of the development cannot be
overemphasised. It is certain that business is basically a fundamental human
activity that people engage in to earn their living. But it is also a vital
means of promoting the economic wellbeing of a nation. Therefore, it is
important that those who are engaged in this crucial activity do it with
honesty and empathy.
The development is also in inline with the Vision 2020
aspirations of the country and in the long-term could) lead to the realisation
of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which agitates for freedom from food
It is therefore imperative that we applaud the traders for
coming to an agreement with the Ministry. The latter alone couldn’t have
achieved the breakthrough. Success came as a result of a common tripartite
agreement. Frankly speaking, the move by the traders in the country to come to
terms with the Ministry and the Competition Commission shows that our business
people are considerate.
Already, it is evident that the growth potentials of the country are growing; there is no need for the people to venture into unnecessary price hikes. A slow but progressive business is what is sustainable and more profiting. We once again thank the three parties for a job well done.
Author: Daily Observer