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The Emergency Powers Regulations

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PART SIX

The President proclaimed a state of emergency on 26th March 2020 and subsequently under the Emergency Powers Act he made several regulations known as Emergency Powers Regulations with a view to safeguarding public safety and public healthy even though these regulations may contravene certain fundamental rights and freedoms.

Foroyaa is publishing all the regulations so that the public will know the restrictions in place. In this edition we publish the Essential Commodities Emergency Powers Regulations, 2020 (Legal Notice No. 10) as amended by Legal Notice No. 16.

ISSN 0796 – 0271

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Supplement “A” to The Gambia Gazette No. 21 of 31st March, 2020

Legal Notice No. 10 of 2020

REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

EMERGENCY POWERS ACT

CAP. 17:04 VOL. 4 LAWS OF THE GAMBIA 2009

ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES

EMERGENCY POWERS REGULATIONS, 2020

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred on the President by section 3 of the Emergency Powers Act, the Regulations are made.

1. Citation, and duration

(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Essential Commodities Emergency Powers Regulations, 2020 (No. 1).

(2) These Regulation shall apply throughout The Gambia.

(3) These Regulations shall subsist until the end of the Proclamation of public emergency issued on the 26th March 2020.

2. Price Control of Essential Commodities

(1) The wholesale and retail prices of all essential commodities are hereby frozen to the price they were sold in the open market as at 18th March 2020 as specified in the Schedule to these Regulations.

(2) A person shall not sell essential commodities beyond the price prescribed in sub-regulation (1).

(3) In these regulations, essential commodities are –

(a) Rice,

(b) Maize;

(c) Millet

(d) Flour;

(e) Sugar;

(f) Milk

(g) Bread

(h) Chicken;

(i) Eggs;

(j) Meat;

(k) Fish;

(l) Cooking oil;

(m) Potatoes;

(n) Onions;

(o) Tomato paste;

(p) Cement;

(q) Soap; and

(r) Hand sanitisers.

(4) In these Regulations, “open market” means and unrestricted market with free access consumers and vendors as designated by a Local Government authority.

3. Hoarding

(1) A person shall not hoard any essential commodity in any way, shape or form.

(2) A wholesaler or retailer of an essential commodity or a person employed by him or her shall not –

(a) Refuse to sell such commodity or give any other indication which could reasonably lead the purchaser to believe that he or she has not got the commodity.

(b) Offer to sell the commodity subject to a condition requiring the buying of any other goods or the making of any payment in respect of any service, or subject to any other condition except the payment of price forthwith or take delivery within a reasonable time.

4. Rationing

A vendor of an essential commodity shall be entitled to refuse to sell to a single purchaser, quantitates he or she reasonably believes are beyond the purchaser’s current needs.

5. Prohibition of export

(1) Person shall not export –

(a) Any essential commodity; or

(b) Any petroleum and related products, Outside the Gambia

(2) (a) Not depart after 3 p.m. daily; and

(b) Before departure obtain a clearance certificate from the Police indicating his or her destination..

6. Essential commodities Control Committee

(1) There is established by these Regulations, the Essential Commodities Control Committee to supervise the enforcement of these Regulations.

(2) The Committee shall consist of – .

(a) The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment;

(b) The solicitor general and legal Secretary;

(c) The Director General, State Intelligence Service;

(d) The Inspector General of Police;

(e) The Commissioner General, Gambia Revenue Authority;

(f) The Chief Executive Officer Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry;

(g) The Executive Secretary, Gambia competition and Consumer protection commission; and

(h) The President, Consumer Protection Consortium of the Gambia.

(3) The Committee shall appoint Inspectors and issue them with clearly identified identity cards.

(4) The Inspectors shall carry their identity cards at all times in the course of executing their duties.

(5) An Inspector may without prior notice and at any time –

(a) Enter and inspect any premises in the occupation or under the control or possession of any wholesaler or retailer;

(b) Examine any books, accounts or other documents relating to the stock levels and price of a wholesaler or retailer;

(c) Require a wholesaler or retailer to furnish any information in relation to his or her stock levels and prices; and

(d) Do any other thing necessary or expedient for the proper discharge of his or her functions.

7. Offences and penalties

(1) A person who breaches a provision of these Regulations commits and offence and it liable on conviction to a fine of five hundred thousand dalasis.

(2) A vendor or an owner of a business selling essential commodities who breaches a provision of these Regulations may have his, her or its trade licence-

(a) Suspended after his or her arrest until the end of his or her trial and

(b) Revoked by the court after conviction.

(3) a person who is convicted of an offence relating to regulation 5 for a second time shall have his or her goods forfeited to the state

(4) the Inspector General of Police may requisition and premises or warehouse in The Gambia for the purpose of storing any goods seized pending the trial of the owner or carrier of the goods or after its forfeiture to the state.

(5) the goods forfeited to the state shall be surrendered to the Minister responsible for trade.”

SCHEDULE (REGULATION2)

PRICE CEILING FOR ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES

Products variety

Whole-sale prices

Retail prices

BJL

(D)

KMC    Area

(D)

WCR

LRR

NBR

CRR

URR

Sukuta Area (D)

Brikama Rrea  (D)

Gunjur Area (D)

Bwiam Area (D)

Soma Area (D)

Barra Area (D)

Kerewan Area   (D)

Farafenni Area     (D)

Brikama Ba Area (D)

JJ-Bureh

Area  (D)

Basse

Area

(D)

Fatoto

Area.

(D)

100% Broken (Standard) Rice 50kg

American Rice

1120

1150

1200

1200

1215

1200

1225

1230

1200

1225

1230

1240

1240

1250

1260

Indian Rice

1120

1150

1200

1200

1215

1200

1225

1230

1200

1225

1230

1240

1240

1250

1260

Parkintani Rice

1120

1150

1200

1200

1215

1200

1225

1230

1200

1225

1230

1240

1240

1250

1260

Mayamar (Eagle) Rice

1120

1150

1200

1200

1215

1200

1225

1230

1200

1225

1230

1240

1240

1250

1260

Brazilian Rice

1120

1150

1200

1200

1215

1200

1225

1230

1200

1225

1230

1240

1240

1250

1260

Camel Rice

1050

1100

1150

1150

1155

1160

1175

1200

1150

1175

1200

1220

1220

1230

1240

Tress Bonne (Parboiled)

1120

1150

1200

1200

1215

1220

1225

1230

1200

1225

1510

1220

1530

1250

1260

100% Broken (Suprior quality) 50hk

Hores rice

1425

1450

1480

1480

1490

1495

1500

1510

1480

1500

1500

1240

1510

1250

1550

Tres Bonne (Parboiled

1350

1400

1450

1450

1475

1485

1490

1500

1450

1490

1500

1530

1510

1540

1530

Golden Mama

1350

1400

1450

1450

1475

1485

1490

1500

1450

1490

1500

1510

1510

1520

1530

Good Luck

1350

1400

1450

1450

1475

1485

1490

1510

1450

1490

1500

1510

1510

1520

1530

Parboiled Rice

1425

1450

1480

1450

1490

1495

1500

1510

1480

1500

1510

1530

1530

1540

1550

Superior Eagle

1425

1450

1480

1480

1490

1495

1500

1510

1480

1500

1510

1530

1530

1540

1550

Zein Super quality

1425

1450

1480

1480

1490

1495

1500

1510

1480

1500

1510

1530

1530

1540

1550

Libedor

1500

1550

1600

1480

1610

1615

1620

1630

1600

1620

1630

1650

1650

1660

1670

 Sadam (lucky lady,

1500

1550

1575

1600

1610

1615

1620

1630

1600

1620

1630

1650

1650

1660

1670

Royal Umberalla,

1500

1550

1575

1575

1610

1615

1620

1630

1600

120

1630

1650

1650

1660

1670

5% – 25% broken Rice (50kg)

Parboiled Quality Rice

1350

1400

1450

1575

1475

1485

1490

1500

1450

1490

1500

1510

1510

1520

1530

Barabara Rice

1350

1400

1500

1450

1475

1485

1490

1500

1450

1490

1500

1510

1510

1520

1530

Other Long grain

1350

1400

1450

1450

1475

1485

1490

1500

1450

1490

1500

1510

1510

1520

1530

Sugar (50g)

1300

1350

1400

1400

1425

1430

1435

1450

1400

1435

150

1460

1460

1470

1480

Flour (50kg)

GMC (ECO)

1210

1240

1250

1250

1265

1270

1280

1285

1250

1280

1285

1290

1290

1300

1310

GMC (Arch)

1120

1250

1270

1270

1285

1290

1295

1300

1270

1295

1300

1310

1310

1320

1330

Nessim (Ferry)

1120

1250

1270

1270

1285

1290

1295

1300

1270

1295

1300

1310

1310

1320

1330

Nessim (Bridge)

1165

1210

1220

1220

1240

1245

1250

1260

1220

1250

1260

1270

1270

1280

1290

Cooking oil (20L) high Quality)

Victoria

1400

1425

1450

1450

1475

1480

1485

1490

1450

1485

1490

1495

1495

1500

1510

Sun Flower

1400

1425

1450

1450

1475

1480

1485

1490

1450

1485

1490

1495

1495

1500

1510

Soyea bean

1400

1425

1450

1450

1475

1480

1485

1490

1450

1485

1490

1495

1495

1500

1510

Cooking oil (20L)- Standard

Other edible oile (white & yellow gallons

1025

1050

1075

1075

1100

1110

1115

1120

1075

1115

1120

1130

1130

1140

1150

Potato (20kg bag)

500

530

530

530

353

540

545

550

540

545

550

560

560

570

580

Onion 18 kg bag

420

475

475

475

480

485

490

495

485

490

495

510

510

520

520

Imported chicken legs (per carton)

Chiken legs (USA

640

680

710

710

720

725

730

735

710

730

735

740

740

750

760

Chiken legs (Ukraine)

580

600

625

625

650

655

660

665

625

660

665

675

675

680

680

Imported whole chicken per carton

1.1kg/chicken carton

1200

1230

1250

1250

1255

1260

1270

1280

1250

1270

1280

1290

1290

1300

1310

1.2kg/chicken carton

1300

1230

1350

1350

1355

1360

1370

1380

1350

1370

1380

1390

1390

1400

1410

1.5kg/chicken carton

1400

1230

1450

1450

1455

1460

1370

1480

1450

1370

1480

1490

1490

1500

1510

Milk powder (25 kg) milk evaporated – (48Tin Carton)

3950

4000

4100

4100

4115

4120

4125

1430

4100

4125

1430

1440

1440

1450

1460

600

620

640

640

655

660

665

670

640

665

670

680

680

690

700

Imported eggs 0(per create) Eggs (per carton)

150

150

150

150

155

160

165

170

150

165

170

175

175

175

180

1730

1750

1750

1750

1760

1765

1770

1775

1750

1770

1775

1780

1780

1785

1790

Cement

(50kg bag)

Janus

650

670

680

680

690

695

700

705

680

700

705

715

715

725

730

Hundi

700

672

730

730

740

745

750

755

730

750

755

715

760

765

770

Gino

700

672

70

70

70

745

750

755

730

750

755

760

760

765

770

Elephant

600

620

640

640

650

655

660

665

640

660

665

670

670

675

680

GACH (jeja)

0

0

0

Meat and Bone (per kg) meat (steak per kg)

225

225

225

225

225

225

225

225

225

225

200

200

185

185

250

250

250

250

250

250

250

250

250

250

250

250

225

225

GACEM

270

280

280

285

285

285

290

Jah Oil

250

270

270

270

270

270

275

275

275

270

270

275

salam

250

270

270

270

275

275

Cement from Senegal

250

250

250

250

Maize (50kg bag) coos/millet (bag)

1575

1575

1575

1575

1575

1575

1550

1550

1550

1550

1550

1550

1550

1550

1700

1700

1700

1700

1700

1700

1600

1600

1600

1600

1600

1600

1600

1600

Bread (per loaf) – normal SENFOOR & TAPALA”

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

Soap per gross

230

230

230

235

240

240

245

235

240

245

250

250

250

250

Sanitizer – 500ML

Sanitizer – 125 ML

175

200

200

200

200

200

210

210

200

210

210

210

210

220

220

50

75

75

75

75

75

80

80

75

80

80

80

80

85

85

Fish (bonga 4-per heap

Locally produced

chicken

whole chicken (1kg)

150

whole chicken (1.1kg)

165

whole chicken (1.2kg)

180

whole chicken (1.3kg)

195

whole chicken (1kg)

210

whole chicken (1.4kg) whole chicken (1.5kg)

225

Locally produced

Eggs – (per crate

Farm gate price

Super markets

150

175

 

MADE THIS             31ST DAY OF MARCH, 2020.

HE. ADAMA BARROW

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

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