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    Price control from a comprehensive view and popular support

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    Control de precios desde una visión integral y apoyo popular

    Although various actions are carried out in the province to control prices, they must be much deeper because the effectiveness is not what is desired when citizens express their discomfort, rightly so, in the face of its unbridled rise. It emerged from a meeting of the authorities linked to the topic with officials of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba as part of the recent visit of that body to Ciego de Ávila.

    At the meeting, Bárbara Guerra Pérez, a member of the Party's Provincial Bureau, pointed out that the price agreement has to be different, calling on all forms of production and not just a few, as sometimes happens in practice.

    "It cannot be that the people pay for our insufficiencies, given this, it is necessary to resort more to popular control to counteract the gaps in the work of the authorities," she commented.

    “The offer exists, but the demand does not correspond. High prices also make the population buy less. Many say that there is food in Ciego de Ávila, but not as much as they think. There are several factors that influence, for example, if the Agricultural Company La Cuba were in better conditions (currently operating at a loss) the banana would not be at seven pesos a pound,” Bárbara Águila Reyes, an official of the Party's Central Committee, said.

    As part of the analysis, Alexis Hernández Marrero, president of the provincial committee of the Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba, pointed out that it is multifactorial in nature in which all types of inflation are present. In addition, reference prices are high, there is extraterritorial competition (provinces that buy the same product at a higher value than here), excess in the staff and others such as deficiencies in the use of time and material consumption regulations.

    Deputy Governor Ania Rosa Francisco Malde pointed out that entities should not raise prices linearly, but rather through a well-founded economic analysis, something that was achieved in a certain way based on the start of the Planning Task and that can be transferred to the current scenario.

    Illegalities also persist such as people who buy in stores, in the absence of a wholesale market, in complicity with shop assistants, without the need to stand in line and transferring an offer to another place with its increased cost for the people.

    Besides, regarding the work of the wholesale marketers in freely convertible currency, fundamentally in food products whose high prices are later transferred to the population, it was said that the CIMEX Corporation violates the current ministerial resolution by being governed by its own directive, this is not the case of ITH Marketer S.A, belonging to the Ministry of Tourism.

    The call was to see the problem in an integral way, so that administrative measures are replaced by other financial economic ones, without forgetting the popular control of the phenomenon as a fundamental axis.