Tunisia.. Said threatens the “monopolists” and the unemployed are calling for him to implement the employment law
Tunisian President Kais Saied said that Tunisians should be at the level of the historical stage to liberate the country from corruption, vowing to apply the law to anyone who monopolizes goods, while the coordinators of the unemployed called him to commit to employing those with higher degrees.
During the reception of Saeed, Minister of Commerce and Export Development, His Excellency Al-Rabihi bin Hamza, at the Carthage Palace Wednesday, . saidMany goods have suddenly disappeared from the market, including foodstuffs, construction and health, and are found in the warehouses of “criminals who create crises”.
The Tunisian president called on the Ministry of Commerce to apply the law to everyone, especially with speculators and monopolists who want to starve the Tunisian people after losing some commodities in the markets, including medicines, as he described it.
He added, “The people must be at the level of this historical moment to liberate the country from the clutches of these criminals, and the state treasury lacks billions, and billions are in the treasuries of those who hide behind some professional politicians in lying and slander so that the hand of the law does not reach them.”
Saeed stressed that “the existing legal texts are sufficient to hold speculators accountable, and if they are not sufficient, they will go to decrees (presidential orders), so as not to leave the people hungry and thirsty.”
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On the other hand, a spokeswoman for the coordination of the unemployed in Tunisia, Basma Al-Zarkani, called on President Said to abide by the implementation of Law 38 related to the employment of graduates with more than ten years of unemployment.
Al-Zarqani added in a press conference that this law came as a result of sacrifices that continued for years, according to her description.
Since last July 25, Tunisia has witnessed a political crisis when Said took exceptional measures, including freezing the powers of Parliament, lifting the immunity of his deputies, abolishing the constitutionality monitoring body, issuing legislation by presidential decrees, chairing the Public Prosecution, dismissing Prime Minister Hisham Al-Mashishi and forming others.
During the past three months, the Tunisian capital witnessed protest movements, in which thousands participated, to denounce the decisions of Said, who began in 2019 a 5-year presidential term.