State-owned stalls to stabalize market prices
Iraq announces subsidized groceries for Ramadan
BAGHDAD — Trade Minister Atheer Al-Ghurairy announced Sunday plans to supply eggs, meat, and chicken at lower prices ahead of Ramadan, aiming to ease financial burdens for families during the holy month.
Al-Ghurairy said the ministry has launched initiatives across all provinces to offer these essential foods at reduced rates. Additionally, new state-owned retail outlets will open to stabilize and control food prices in the market.
Starting March 1, mobile food stalls will begin selling essential food items at subsidized prices in various cities and districts. The ministry also plans to intensify enforcement and crack down on price gouging to ensure food affordability during Ramadan.
These efforts are part of a broader government strategy to support consumers by making key food items more accessible and preventing price gouging during the significant Ramadan period.