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Commerce Ministry, Water Producers agree to stabilize hike in price

John Kumeh/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Hack in the price of sack of water on the market.
Hack in the price of sack of water on the market.

MONROVIA-The Liberia Water Producers Association said the price of a sack of water on the   market still remains at LD$75.00.

According to the President of the Association, Yvonne Boyd, production costs and the price of the raise the US Dollars selling price are two major factors contributing to the increase in the price of sack of water to LD$$100.

Madame Boyd indicated that the association had negotiated with the Ministry of Commerce to adjust the price of the water, in line with the prevailing conditions on the market.

An agreement was reached after a meeting with the Ministry of Commerce recently in Monrovia.

The price of locally produced mineral water, a week to the Christmas week of December in 2016 was raised from LD$ 60.00 to LD$100. following a mass meeting held by the Material Water Producers Association associating with the sharp increase the US dollars rate on the local market.

Madam Boyd said the manufacturing price of 30 pieces of 500ml sachets of water remains LD$ 75.00.  while retailers or cooler price of the 30 pieces made of a sack of water is still being sold for three sachets  for LD$ 10.00.

The association assures Liberians of clean and safe drinking water on the general market at all times.


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