Prices of essential commodities in Chipata have continued to be high.

Prices of essential commodities in Chipata have continued to be high.
A check by Breeze News in some shops today found that a 25 kg bag of mealie meal is going at between 80 and 90 Kwacha while cooking oil is at 55 Kwacha for a 2 litres container and 110 Kwacha for a 5 litres container.
The price for mealie meal in other shops is 38 Kwacha 79 Ngwee for a 10 kilogramme bag and 85 Kwacha for a 25 kg bag while a 2 and 5 litre containers of cooking oil is being sold at 50 and 100 Kwacha respectively.
Other essentials like bread is still being sold at old prices of 7 Kwacha while a 1 and 2 kg pocket of sugar are selling at 11 and 23 Kwacha respectively.
Traders have attributed high prices of these basic commodities to high transport costs.

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