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Ennahda urges government to reveal reality of economy – Middle East Monitor

The Ennahda movement released a statement on Friday calling on the Tunisian government to disclose the reality of the economic, financial and social situation and “not to pursue misleading policies”.

The movement called on the country’s government to “focus seriously on providing basic materials that have been missing for months, monitor random price increases, withdraw from this year’s school material price hikes, and consider the purchasing power of citizens.”

The movement also called on the authorities to “stop the populist discourse based on arbitrary accusations of corruption and insinuations of misappropriation of public funds by former governments without providing evidence.”

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Federal President Kais Saied reiterated on Wednesday: “The need to activate the legal effect of any violation with regard to the donations that should benefit the people.”

This comes after Saied reviewed the Treasury Ministry’s report on the results of the inventory and control of the status of loans and donations to the state and public institutions over the past decade.

Saied said: “The numbers mentioned in the report are large, especially considering the donations that should go to their natural beneficiary, the Tunisian people.”

Tunisia is suffering from an economic and financial crisis, exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian war in Ukraine, in addition to the political instability the country is experiencing since President Saied imposed exceptional measures on July 25 has imposed, 2021.

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Last June, annual inflation in Tunisia rose to its highest level in three decades as commodity prices surged, largely due to the impact of the war in Ukraine.

The National Institute of Statistics said annual inflation rose to 8.1 percent last June, compared to 7.8 percent in May.

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