06 February 2019, 13:11
Residents of Abkhazia criticize authorities for raising bread price
In Abkhazia, bread makers explain they had to raise bread prices because of an increase in the cost of flour and gasoline. Residents of the republic express their fears that after the increase in the cost of bread, the prices for other food and goods of general consumption will also grow.
Since February 4, the prices for bread made from wheat flour have been raised in Abkhazia.
In 2019, in Abkhazia, the guild of bakers requested the Cabinet of Ministers to raise the bread price because of the rise in the price of wheat flour by 28%. The government met the bakers' request and set new prices.
Bread price was last raised four years ago.
Residents of Abkhazia interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent said that the increase in the price of bread "seriously affected their family budgets."
"The problem is not even in the price of bread, but in the fact that after bread they will raise the prices for the rest of the goods," noted Adgur, a resident of Sukhumi.
His friend David adds that "there would be no problem if the government raised pensions, salaries, and wages for people."
Naira, a resident of Abkhazia, expressed her indignation not only by the increase in prices, but also by the way it had been done.
"The government knows how difficult the situation in the country is and allows bakers to do what they want," the woman said.
According to Maktina, a resident of Gagra, it is unacceptable to raise the price of bread, while leaving salaries and wages at the same level.
Author: Dmitry Stateynov; Source: CK correspondent