The government agrees to give consumers a 20 percent discount on the price of three brands of flour and oil.
Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar, made the announcement while speaking at the weekly post cabinet news briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair this afternoon.
She said the move, which was entered into with state owned National Flour Mills was taken as a temporary stop gap measure to allow for ease of living while government makes all effort to ensure the nation of food security.
Mrs. Persad Bissessar said the discount will run from this Saturday July 26th to next week Friday August 1st in celebration of Eid and Emancipation.
The Prime Minister also confirmed NFM will be reimbursed by the government for the initiative.
Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar