“A conspiracy of different actors within the value chain, from import to consumer” and a “chain in which a gang of crooks and criminals operate”. District commissioner Ricardo Bhola of Paramaribo-Northeast and Pertab Goerdayal respectively characterize the unbridled price increases and those who are guilty of this. Goerdayal is coordinator of the Flying Brigade Price Control that was installed at the initiative of President Chan Santokhi to control the prices of consumer goods.
This brigade operates from the Office of the President and is supported by the Economic Control Service (ECD), the police and the administrative services.
The kick-off for the control in Paramaribo-Northeast was given on Wednesday at the district commissioner of Paramaribo-Northeast. That happened at two random stores. For the time being, action will be taken in the coastal plain from Nickerie to Albina.