Liberia Runs The Risk Of A Rice Shortage

stock pile of rice in begs

News reaching this paper reveal that the country is risking a serious shortage of rice on the market due to the increase of in transporting the goods in the country, something that has brought the revenue cost of a bag to an amount that could lead to a serious lost if the government maintains the current cost of whole sale.

“We can only appeal to the government to see how the situation can be addressed in the soonest possible time or we will be unable to import the rice knowing we are going to sell with great lost.” An importer said.

The government, through the ministry of commerce, has been touring various warehouses in the country. Investigation of this paper reveals that through the verification tour of the various warehouses, about four major importers had their reserve virtually empty.

“It has become almost impossible to get enough supply of rice these days and I do not really know what the problem is. My suppliers are cannot give me any concrete reason why it is getting difficult to get the usually supply.” Mamadee Sheriif, a retail seller, said.

For the importers, the problem has nothing to do with getting the supply “but the cost of having the rice at the port of Monrovia is like unbearable when you know you are going to sell the rice at lost.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 14013 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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