“Beside sharp increase in food staff and other imported items prices, charcoal and wood used as fuel prices has doubled in Herat compared to last year while these items are not dollar-bound.” Herat residents complained
Talking to Rahapress, Mohammad Farshid, a resident of Herat, said close to the coming winter the prices of charcoal and wood have doubled compared to the last year.
According to him, four kilos of wood cost 85 to 100 Afs and four kilos of charcoal, that was 40 Afs last year, has increased to 80 to 100 Afs in Herat market
He added if it were not a little mild in Herat, people, affected by economic and human crisis, would not be able to pay for one kilo of wood or charcoal.
“Dollar price is used as a pretext for food staff, charcoal and other basic items prices by tradespeople in Herat” Mr. Farshid said
Abdul Karim, a charcoal seller in Herat province, told Raha press that not only do the price of wood and charcoal has risen, but also the price of all items has increased.
He said sellers are not blamed on charcoal price increase, dollar increasing value is behind the issue.
As he said a sack of charcoal costs 1000 to 1200 Afs and one kilo of wood is 25 to 50 Afs in current markets in Herat.
“All Afghanistan citizens including people in Herat are like orphans who have no parents to take care of them.” Mr. Asadullah Ahmadi, another resident of Herat told Raha press
He said people of Afghanistan wished they died rather than making such a killing living. If they had a ruler, we would not go through such a tough and rough situation.
Addressing Afghanistan ex-political and tribal elders, he blamed them on their fleeing and leaving people alone with miseries of all kinds.
Abdullah Akhlaqi, a journalist in Herat, also told Raha press since the Taliban takeover, the prices of items are increasing, but there is no supervision to curb the situation.
This comes as the Islamic Emirate formed a commission to control the items` prices but it has got nowhere with the increasing prices.