The Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Chernor Abass Bundu, has disclosed that the skyrocketing of the prices of essential commodities, including rice, flour, cement and many others, has become a thorny issue for the masses, and fears its consequences on the SLPP’s chances of re-election in 2023.

He said the House of Parliament will drag the Minister of Trade and Industry, Edward Hinga Sandi, to the Well of Parliament next week to answer to questions on the hiking of prices on a daily basis in the country.

“The people of Sierra Leone are concerned. Unless there is some abasement of this thorny issue, I’m afraid for the consequences,” Speaker Bundu Said.

According to the Speaker, he also ordered the clerks to forward the invitation to the Ministries of Trade and Industry and Finance to come to Parliament to answer said questions.

“We should not politicise these issues that bother on the survival of the citizens of this country,” he said.

According to many MP’s, it is well known that economic difficulty breeds support for poverty and extremism.

According to Nightwatch Newspaper, they went further that the economic hardship is having negative consequences on a variety of youth outcomes in Sierra Leone, including academic performance.

“Suffering is the basic element that makes up the negative prevalence of this phenomenon,” Hon AKK said.