Jakarta (ANTARA) – Speaker of the House of Representatives Puan Maharani visitedIndralaya Market, Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, on Saturday, to monitor the prices of variousessential goods ahead of the Ramadan month.”I want to check the prices of essential goods before entering the month of Ramadan,” Maharani said here on Saturday.
She visited a number of traders’ stalls at the market, where one of the traders said that there had been an increase in the prices of eggs, cooking oil, and rice.
“There is an increase (in prices), ma’am,” the trader, named Haji Soim, said.
Maharani also listened to the complaints of traders and buyers at Indralaya Market regarding the non-availability of the government-subsidized cooking oil brand Minyakita.
Maharani said that she will coordinate with the central government regarding the issue. According to her, the central and local governments need to coordinate with each other to ensure the availability of subsidized cooking oil.
“Of course, I will communicate with the government why the circulation (of Minyakita) misses some regions,” she assured.
The House Speaker also highlighted that the condition of facilities and infrastructure at Indralaya Market needs to be improved.
ccording to her, an improvement needs to be made to the market’s roads, drainage, and water channels.
Due to the poor conditions of those facilities, the market is wet, making trading activities irksome, she said.
“It is necessary for this market to be rehabilitated or renovated so it can become cleaner and more comfortable, and this is the task of the local government,” she added.
She said that her party will also coordinate with the central government to make the market more appropriate for traders and the community.
During her visit to Indralaya Market, she also distributed assistance in the form of rice packages to shop traders, street traders, motorcycle rickshaw taxi drivers, and the community.
Source: Antara News Agency