Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah emphasized Tuesday that commodities should be within everyone's reach, as he suggested measures to control and follow up on their prices.

Dbeibah's remarks came during an expanded meeting that grouped the ministers of economy and trade, local government, the head of the municipal guard, the undersecretary of the ministry of interior, the president of the federation of chambers of commerce and industry, and minister of state for cabinet affairs.

According to the PM media office, Dbiebah stressed the need to provide the appropriate quantities of commodities to meet the expected demand during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

For his part, the minister of economy reassured that all commodities are available in the market, including flour. He called on sales outlets to commit to the prices and the Municipal Guard to monitor the market.

Cooking oil has reportedly shot up from seven dinars to 11 dinars during the past few days, adding further strain to consumers.

The minister of economy, however, said that cooking oil is available in appropriate quantities, and the rise in its prices will not continue. He vowed to follow up on the matter with the Municipal Guard.

Meanwhile, the minister of local government said coordination is continuing between his ministry, the Municipal Guard, and the Bakers Syndicate to follow up on the weight and price of bread in the market, explaining that the price adjustment is in line with international flour prices.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Prime Minister reiterated the need for cooperation between suppliers on one side and the Ministry of Economy and the Municipal Guard on the other to work under approved controls.