Following public outcry over the scarcity and exorbitant prices of sugar across Guyana, the President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, has stepped up to the plate and helped to regulate the price and distribution of sugar across the country.
Message from President Ali
My brothers and sisters, I have heard your concerns about the availability and price of sugar in Guyana. To this end, and to avoid price gouging, the Guyana Marketing Corporation will be selling sugar at $150 / pound for packaged and $140/ pound for bulk. Beginning on Thursday, 21 July, we will be selling sugar at this price at the following market locations:
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Source: Action News Guyana