Print Edition - 2017-03-09  |  Money Digest

Egyptians protest bread subsidies

- AFP, CAIRO

Mar 9, 2017-

Dozens of Egyptians protested across the country on Tuesday because they were unable to get their share of subsidised bread, police said. The protests followed a supply ministry decision to limit the number of subsidised loaves bakeries can sell people who do not yet have digital cards introduced under a new distribution system, Supply Minister Ali al-Meselhy said. The new system, which the government launched in 2014, replaces paper documents, and is designed to allow stricter state control and oversight to ensure no subsidised flour is stolen by bakeries. Protests were reported on Tuesday in the provinces of Alexandria, Kafr el-Sheikh.

Published: 09-03-2017 09:43

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