Report price hike on hotline number

KUWAIT CITY, June 20: Head of the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies Fahd Al-Kashti announced the allocation of hotline number 96930957 for receiving reports about cases of unjustified price hikes, complaints and proposals.

In a press statement, Al-Kashti affirmed the cooperative societies are keen on providing high-quality goods at reasonable prices. He said the union does not allow greedy merchants to exploit the pockets of citizens by increasing prices for any reason, stressing the prices are fixed as per the circulars of the union and the cooperatives are committed to these circulars.

He asserted the union will never be a transit gate for any method of exploiting citizens through cooperative societies. He added that since he assumed his current post, the cooperatives have not witnessed increase in the price of any commodity. He said the union’s Price Committee is exerting tremendous efforts to prevent price manipulation. He explained the cooperatives are subject to the control of the union, in cooperation with the ministries of Social Affairs and Commerce.

He confirmed that plans and strategies are in place to prevent price hikes, while ensuring the needs of consumers are covered. He added the cooperatives offer the best services and they strictly comply with the health, safety and quality regulations for all products or goods. He disclosed the objectives of holding shopping festivals in cooperatives include protecting consumers and informing them about the services provided by consumer cooperative societies, while ensuring strict compliance with the standards of quality and safety for goods.