In Chad, the cost of living is increasingly expensive. The prices of basic necessities go from simple to double, making the basket of the housewife almost empty. The measures taken by the transitional authorities to curb this price surge are far from reality.
“Everything is expensive. Even if you have a 10,000 CFA franc note in hand, you cannot have enough to eat”, laments a Chadian woman she met in the corridors of a market in N’Djamena. Like her, many other Chadians are in the same situation. It is desperation for many low-income families.
The Prime Minister of the transition, Albert Pahimi Padacket says he is aware of the serious situation that the population is going through but considers that it is temporary.
He reassures that by next month, “It is obvious that the products that we call seasonal are going to experience a fall in price on the markets and that does not even depend on a particular action by anyone”.
As for imported products, the Transitional Prime Minister reassures his compatriots that the government, by looking at strategic reserves, has put on the market a certain quantity of available oil in order to lower prices.
According to the Prime Minister, it will be some time before the impact of the additional supply is felt in the form of lower prices. This is due to the slowness of the supply chain, especially in this period when the roads are impassable.
It is in these conditions of neither peace nor war, marked by soaring prices of basic foodstuffs that the transitional authorities are working to organize an inclusive national dialogue.