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The Cabinet denied reports on some websites and social media pages about the government’s intention to permanently eliminate bread subsidies starting in July 2020.
A statement issued by the Media Center of the Council of Ministers stated that the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade confirmed that there is no intention to lift support for a loaf of bread, explaining that the state continues to distribute the loaf of subsidized bread to citizens on the five-penny ration cards without any increase, in the context of the state’s keenness to facilitate Citizens must consider low-income.
In the same context, the government is in the process of studying the system for transferring in-kind support to conditional cash support, in coordination with a number of relevant authorities to agree on mechanisms for their implementation, and this system aims to reduce the leakage of support and ensure that it reaches those who are entitled to it, while the state continues to bear the cost difference In the price of a loaf of bread, the continued sale of a loaf of bread to citizens at only 5 piasters, without any change in it.
In a related context, the supervisory agencies of the Ministry are conducting periodic campaigns in all governorates at the level of the Republic to ensure the extent of bakeries ’commitment to spend the citizens share of bread subsidized at specified prices, and necessary measures are taken against violators and manipulators, and the necessary fines and penalties are also signed on bakeries that do not It adheres to the specific specifications of a loaf of bread.