The Kabul Municipality announced that it has established a monitoring committee to prevent “speculation and overpricing,” and that the process of distributing coal at a lower price has started amid the impending cold winter.
The government agency announced in a tweet on Friday, November 25, that the coal will be transported from the Pole-e-Charkhi warehouse to the coal distribution locations dispersed throughout the city.
The price of a ton of coal, which the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan had previously set at 9,000 Afghanis, is currently between 12,000 and 13,000 Afghanis as the winter season draws nearer.
A monitoring committee has been established to stop stockpiling and overpricing, according to a tweet from the Afghanistan Media Center that cited the Kabul Municipality.
According to a tweet from the Afghanistan Media Center, the Kabul municipality’s leadership has also devised a mechanism to oversee the distribution of coal in order to deter hoarding and selling at a price above the appropriate and set price.
The Kabul Municipality has previously identified several locations in Kabul City and advised the inhabitants to purchase coal from those locations that offer coal at a lower price.
Concerns about the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan have increased with the onset of the cold hard winter as millions of Afghan people lack access to food, warm clothes, and other materials for them to survive the harsh winter.