The director of the Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy, Dr. Hashem Al-Nuaimi, said that the ministry violated a contracting company in the country that sold masks, after it published an advertisement on its website, announcing that it sold masks at high prices.
Al-Naimi added that the ministry has a complete list of the names of merchants, who sell goods at high prices, especially masks and sterilizers, and some varieties of vegetables and fruits, and have already begun to violate them. He pointed out that the coming period will witness closures, violations and warnings for stores that have raised prices in the various emirates of the country, as well as a greater presence of monitoring and inspection teams. Al-Naimi revealed, in a telephone interview with the "direct line" program in Sharjah TV, that the past period witnessed a crowd crowding at some of the sales outlets, to the point that the outlets received 270 thousand shoppers in one day, which is a very huge number, despite the abundance of all goods And the lack of any deficiency in it.
He added that some merchants sell vegetables and fruits at high prices, without a bill, and unfortunately, consumers are willing to buy, despite the existence of many alternatives in the markets.
He appealed to consumers not to buy huge quantities they do not need, explaining that this eagerness to buy encouraged traders to raise prices without justification. Al-Nuaimi stressed that the Ministry assisted, during the recent period, many local factories, which face challenges in the production of sterilizers and masks, as a result of the lack of raw materials.