Regulating Food Prices in Tanzania; Free Market against Human Rights
This study examines regulation of food prices in Tanzania. It focuses on free market against human rights. Data were collected through literature review. The paper shows that the state has a primary obligation of protecting right to life by ensuring adequate supply of food to its esteem citizens. This can be done by using several means, one of the possible methods is by controlling food prices through enacting laws and policy which imposes special restrictions to the food suppliers requiring them to maintain reasonable prices during the time of critical shortage of food. Also this can be done by empowering people economically to improve their purchasing power, to control inflation rates, and integrating the right to food security in the constitution of united republic of Tanzania. Human Right protection is an exception to strict application of the principle of free market policy. States can interfere the law of demand and supply in order to guarantee the right to life.