Does the policy of suppressing criticism work in the treatment of high prices? Freedom and Justice Gate

The prices of Egyptians’ food have reached insane levels, making all the necessities of life and livelihood out of their reach. The media machine of the coup did not succeed in promoting the allegations of Sisi and his officials that the high prices of all products are due to their rise in global markets; Because those prices never went down when they were low globally.

Observers point out that the rise in the prices of meat, poultry, eggs and other foods came after the army entered all food production markets in Egypt.

Despite the hopes that the Sisi regime seeks to spread in society that the price hike is an emergency; However, sources in the coup government confirm that the prices of poultry and eggs will not decrease until the end of the winter season.

The markets witnessed unprecedented rises in the prices of meat, poultry and eggs at the beginning of the week’s trading, amid instructions to the media arms loyal to the Sisi regime not to talk about successive increases in the prices of basic commodities, and to promote that the entire world is going through an inflation crisis, and a rise in prices, as a result of the increase in demand, and the high Shipping rates.

strict instructions

According to a well-informed source in the Military Parliament Secretariat, the same instructions included members of the House of Representatives and the coup sheikhs, who transmitted a message to the leader of the majority of Representatives via WhatsApp, Ashraf Rashad, calling for not to submit requests for briefing or urgent data about price increases at the present time, on the pretext of not arousing public opinion. .

The coup government claims that the reason for the increase in the prices of meat, poultry and eggs is the increase in feed prices, as a result of the rise in production inputs globally, and the country’s import of about 80% of corn and soybeans used in poultry and animal feed, especially from the United States, Brazil and Ukraine.
And the prices of red meat in the Cairo markets increased to between 150 and 170 pounds per kilo, instead of 130 pounds, and white poultry to 38 pounds per kilo instead of 31, and municipal poultry to 47 pounds per kilo instead of 37.
Meanwhile, the price of a carton of municipal eggs jumped to between 65 and 70 pounds, and a pack of white eggs to between 52 and 60 pounds, which was only 42 pounds a month ago.
On Saturday, the head of the poultry division in the Cairo Chamber of Commerce, Abdel Aziz El-Sayed, expected that the prices of poultry and eggs would not decrease until the end of the winter season, due to the increased cost for breeders, knowing that Egypt produces about 1.9 billion birds annually, which achieves self-sufficiency in the consumption of Egyptians. by 98%.

continuous elevations

And the Ministry of Agriculture of the coup government announced that it is studying the introduction of the cultivation of new types of fodder, and the expansion of corn cultivation in order to provide feed to producers, instead of importing it from abroad at a high cost. Other strategic commodities account.

The prices of rice and wheat are also facing a significant increase due to the lack of production and the government’s clampdown on farmers, following the water crisis caused by Sisi’s policies in front of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Despite the army companies entering the fields of agricultural and industrial production amid great control and the absence of competition with civilian companies, which confirms that the gains resulting from the increase in prices flow directly into the pockets of the military, which supports Sisi’s equation of authoritarian rule by pleasing the military and amplifying their wealth in exchange for guaranteeing loyalty to the greatest tyrant, Sisi, And the Egyptian citizen continues to struggle for a bite of bread, which became the taste of blood in the era of Sisi.

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