All the cityâ€™s main markets are now stocked with fresh supplies from the rural farmers, according to The New Vision weekly survey.
These have helped bring down the prices.
â€œRains have brought about maturing and ripening of drought resistant crops. The farmers were also quick to plant vegetables as soon as the rains begun. That is why we now have excess supplies,â€ said John Wasswa, a trader at Nakasero Market. Wasswa also attributed the fall in prices to the need by traders to dispose off old stocks and replenish with new ones.
Dry beans at St. Balikuddembe Market now cost sh950 a kilogramme, down from sh1,400 on average four months ago.
Fine maize flour is down by sh200 from sh1,000 a kilogramme.
Simsim and groundnuts previously sold at sh2,000 a kilogramme, have drastically fallen to sh1,200 a kilogramme. Cassava flour is down to sh500 a kilogramme from sh600.
Fresh harvests force commodity prices down