Economy October 28, 2019 | 4:40 pm

Agriculture counters rising prices on bananas, plantains

Santo Domingo.- Agriculture minister, Osmar Benítez, on Sun. announced lower prices on bananas and plantains through popular sales program of the Price Stability Institute INESPRE in Greater Santo Domingo barrios to benefit poor inhabitants.

Benítez said the measure aims to counter the high prices on those foods in recent weeks; 9 plantains 50 pesos; 22 plantains 30 pesos.

Since Monday morning, homemakers from several barrios flocked to the INESPRE trucks to buy the staples.