NFA opens rolling stores-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
NATIONAL Food Authority (NFA) Provincial Management Gaudencio Nuega Jr. announced that they have established rolling stores to cushion the effects of the standoff in Zamboanga City.
Nuega said four rolling stores have been assigned in strategic areas to serve the rice needs of the consuming public.
Nuega said the rolling stores are stationed at the government-run Sta. Cruz Commercial Complex and in the villages of Sta. Maria, Pasonanca, and San Roque.
Nuega said the rolling stores would be moving from one place to the other in their respective designated areas to be able to serve as many people as possible.
He said the rolling stores are to augment the accredited outlets since the waterfront public market remains closed since the start of the standoff last September 9.
He said the rolling stores is aimed to provide cheaper rice to the public since prices of commercial rice is expected to shoot up since traders will not be shipping the food staple due to the standoff.
The standoff started when hundreds of the so-called “Misuari-faction of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) have infiltrated this city.
Nuega said the rolling stores will continuously operate until the peace and order situation will normalize in this city.
Earlier, he announced that accredited NFA outlets will only be allowed to sell 10 kilos to each of the consumer.