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The government is called on to take measures to curb food inflation


Mar 23, 2023

BUJUMBURA March 23rd (ABP) – As part of its ten-year program “Our money, our rights.” The NGO, Word and Actions for the Awakening of Consciousness and Revolution of Mentalities (PARCEM), hosted on March 2022, in Bujumbura, a press conference on the analysis of the budget for the growth-enhancing agricultural sector.

According to Faustin Ndikumana, national director of PARCEM, inflation is in full swing at about 30% in general, and 50% inflation for food products.

Mr. Ndikumana pointed out that the current inflation is observed in food products. With more than 51% for staple foods including beans which show an inflation of 128%, while maize is following this rate, he mentioned.

He explained that this problem of food inflation causes many problems in families, boarding schools and prisons. That inflation of food products causes an economic crisis because family budgets are monopolized by the consumption of food products and when those food products become problematic, the demand for other products therefore decreases, the pace of business decreases.

Mr. Ndikumana recommended to the government to provide supervision at the level of agricultural expansion, verification of current fertilizers in terms of quality and quantity, and to facilitate the access of the private sector to the agricultural sector for more professionalism, in order to increase production.