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Soaring prices of basic necessities, tending to paroxysm


Aug 17, 2022

BUBANZA August 16th (ABP) – The soaring prices of basic necessities have been on a worrying pace in recent days in Bubanza province (north-west of Burundi), a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

In less than two weeks, at the markets of the provincial headquarters, the kilogram of rice has gone from 2300 to 2800 BIF, maize (grains) from 1300 to 1800 BIF per kilogram, corn flour reaches 1900 BIF per kilo while it was bought at 1400 BIF, cassava flour (ikirobeke) from 1500 to 1900 BIF per kilogram, the bean called “kinure” went from 1500 to 1700 BIF per kilo.

As for the meat, the butchers sell it to the innkeepers at 10,000 BIF per kilogram, who in turn sell it at 12,000 BIF per kilo, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

Some of the traders in the provincial headquarters market contacted by the ABP, put forward reasons for expensive travel in the face of the shortage of fuel, others speak of the surcharge, insufficient production, others are overwhelmed saying that they don’t understand what it is. There are those who even say that it is famine that hovers over Bubanza province.

They ask the State to make a concern, that soaring price, so that they are regulated, at the risk of the worst.