MINSK, 8 October (BelTA) – Mismanagement in rural retail outlets is inadmissible, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the general meeting of the Belarusian National Union of Consumer Societies Belkoopsoyuz on 8 October, BelTA has learned.
“Irresponsibility and negligence in retail trade are absolutely unacceptable. I am receiving the corresponding complaints even from the remote areas. Do not tell me it is not true. I used to live where you work today - in the rural area. Even in those hard times such things were many,” the head of state said.
The State Control Committee also reports on similar violations. The most widespread of them are the sale of goods with expired shelf life, Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
“It is simply a crime to endanger people's health by taking advantage of the fact that they have nowhere else to go shopping!” the Belarusian leader stressed.
In his words, each village, which does not have a store, should be served by a mobile store: “We agreed that there should be at least 1,000 of them. Everything should go in compliance with all sanitary and other requirements. The assortment of both food and non-food products should be adequate.”
In this matter Aleksandr Lukashenko also demanded to eliminate negative facts reported by the State Control Committee.