Ahadi: Soaring food prices linked to afghani's devaluation
He said the exchange value of a US dollar rose by 5 afghanis in a week, sending rates of food items soaring.
The minister said Afghan traders purchase goods in dollars at foreign markets, and that the devaluation had a direct impact on the price of trade goods.
Ahadi said they had taken up the matter with the central bank, urging the president reduce or remove taxes on food items.
He also said the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock would provide 30 thousand tonnes of wheat to the market, a move that would reduce rates of food items.
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