The head of the Sweets and Ice Cream Association in Damascus, Muhammad al-Imam, confirmed in a statement to “Hashtag” that 10 ice cream shops were closed due to the continuous power cuts, so that their owners
would not suffer a greater loss.
According to Imam, if the electrical situation continues, many workers will be dismissed in the field of ice cream, because many ice cream parlors can no longer bear losses.
The head of the Sweets and Ice Cream Association in Damascus pointed out that a number of difficulties encountered the work of ice cream shops, despite the fact that the summer season was a season
of work and profit for them.
Among these difficulties is the lack of diesel oil despite its availability in the “free market” only at a price of 2,400 Syrian pounds, according to Imam, and “there is no gas, no electricity, and the taxes are still ongoing,” adding: “There are shops that asked not to bring milk to their stores because of the lack of presence of gas.
Imam said that the fuel company does not secure anything from diesel, but it is available in the market at double prices, asking: “Where does it come from, for example?! There is no organized and clear mechanism for distributing the substance.”
“The president of the union told him that there are dealers who take 6 tons of diesel and dealers who do not take anything, so how did this equation come about and who applies it and where are the monitoring eyes on it?!” Continue by saying.
Regarding the buying and selling movement
, he said that “there is no selling or movement in the shops, and there is no purchasing power. There are no organized plans, no correct mechanism, failed institutions.”
has been suffering from a very bad electrical reality for about a week, as the hours of rationing reached more than 7 hours, compared to only one hour, at a rate of 3 to 4 hours every 24 hours.