President Jokowi Checks Food Prices at Palmerah Market

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 26 Juni 2023
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President Jokowi Monday (06/26) inspects food prices at Palmerah traditional market in West Jakarta. (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Monday (06/26) inspected prices of a number of food commodities at Palmerah traditional market in West Jakarta.

“The biggest price hike is on chicken meat that is usually priced at 30 (thousand), 32 (thousand), but now it has reached 50 (thousand),” the President said.

President Jokowi also said he would immediately look into the cause of the price hike.

“I will look into it. There might be a problem in the supply,” the President said, adding that despite the price hike, he assured the people that the price hike will not last long and is a normal occurrence, especially ahead of Eid-ul-Adha.

“The prices of chicken and eggs usually rise and then drop again. I will check on the ground,” he said.

On the occasion, President Jokowi also handed over a number of assistance and basic necessities to the traders.

Saline, one of the chicken traders at the market, expressed gratitude for the capital assistance program from the President, adding that the current increase in chicken price has caused her to often lose money. (BPMI of  Presidential Ssecretariat) (FI/EP)

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