Another Self-Inflicted Sugar Crisis
Monday, 19 December 2022
Stocks of refined crystal sugar are almost at zero level because of the government’s delay in issuing import permits. This is a result of confusion over data and poor coordination between ministries.
OUR obsession with becoming a self-sufficient nation has repeatedly led to problems in the management of sugar. Instead of being able to meet the domestic demand, unrealistic calculations have led to sugar shortages in the market.
Stocks of refined crystal sugar in this nation are at crisis point because of a shortage of supplies. Only 30,000 tons are available at the end of this month, far below the national monthly requirement of 250,000 to 28...
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