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Hike in Food Stuff: Corpers in Anaocha Inspect Orie Market

By Adejumoke Alebiosu

Corps members serving in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State under Anti – Corruption Community Development Service (CDS) group recently conducted a market survey to understudy the rising cause of food stuffs and other consumables.

The corpers who were driven by the incessant rise in prices even after the festive season went all through the market sections for a proper investigation into the hike in market prices.

Corps Members during the market survey in Orie Market, Nneni, last Tuesday

Speaking at the market, Miss Eunice Sanmori, President, Anti Corruption CDS group, said this was triggered by the rising complaint of customers and corps members on the increase in the price of food items. She continued by saying they were pained to have discovered that some of these increase was caused by inflation and selfishness of the market suppliers.

Sanmori added that it was part of their duty to sensitize the market people on the need to shun unmerited increase of food items and as well informed the consumers on other external factors such as; transport, increase in Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as fuel, and government policies which she noted were responsible for the hike.

She further expressed her dismay with the market union, owing to the fact that COVID-19 protocols were observed in the market people. This she noted was relevant given the rising figures of the second wave of the pandemic.