Credible report gathered by the Independent Authoritative Heritage divulges that the current increment in the price of alcoholic beverages was neither authorized by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Price Analyst Division nor Minister Miata Beysolow.
Presently, a bottle of Large Beer is generally being sold for LD$140, while a bottle of Small Beer is sold LD$90. Previously, a bottle of Large Beer was sold for LD$130 and that a bottle of Small Beer was sold for LD$80. For Stout, a bottle of Stout is now being sold for LD$110. It was previously for LD$90.
According to the report, the increment in the price was supposedly authorized by the Assistant Minister for Industry, Sieh Ghan instead of the Ministry's Price Analyst Division, which is clothed with the authority to do so. Assistant Minister Ghan, the report further divulges, authorized the increment through a letter he sent to the management of the Monrovia Club Breweries.
When Assistant Minister Ghan was contacted for comments regarding the report obtained by the Heritage, he referred the paper to the Deputy Minister for Public Affairs, Rufus Dio Neufville.
Deputy Minister Neufville, when also contacted, said he has no knowledge about the increment allegedly authorized by Deputy Ghan. However, he promised to respond fully on the matter today.
Meanwhile, the management of the Monrovia Club Breweries could not be reached for comments up to press time.