By Ibrahim Kasita
LOW harvests and high demand for food in southern Sudan has led to an increase in prices, a weekly survey has shown.
A kilogramme of rice costs sh1,600 from sh1,500, while maize flour goes for sh700 from sh650. Beans cost sh1,000 from sh850.
Robert Mugisa, a trader at Nakasero Market, said he has been receiving 10 bags of beans and maize weekly, but they have reduced.
He said the prices in Sudan are high.
â€œThe rains spoilt the crops. Even the little harvests are taken to Juba and Yei,â€ Mugisa explained.
Mugisa added: â€œThe situation may worsen as schools open for the first term in February.â€
He said maize, beans and rice are exported most because when eaten, a person takes long to feel hungry.