Jakarta DPRD's Commission B Member Gilbert Simanjunta instructs the executive to monitor staple food, which aims to anticipate price hikes due to high demand in the market approaching and during Eid al-Fitr.
" The increase in food prices during Eid is definitely happening due to high demand"
"The increase in food prices during Eid is definitely happening due to high demand. But what must be maintained is adequate supply for the community," he expressed, Friday (5/25).
According to him, this year's increase in food prices is relatively low due to decreased purchasing power caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
In order to maintain food price stability, he suggested that the executive through Regional-owned Enterprises (BUMD) make a direct purchase to farmers.
"Although they (BUMD) are currently busy with social aid, they can work optimally," he stated.