Sunday, 27 July 2008

Staple prices down in Mwanza

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Darius Mukiza

While prices of main staples in Dar es Salaam City keep going up, the situation is slightly different in Mwanza City where the price of rice has actually gone down and that of bananas has stabilised.

A survey by this reporter in Mwanza main markets, showed that maize flour, fish and sweet potatoes are experiencing notable price hikes.

A kilo of rice which sold at 1,200/- only a few weeks ago is down to 800/-, thanks to a good harvest in some paddy growing areas of Shinyanga and Mwanza.

Banana prices have remained stable with a piece selling at between 10/- and 12/- which fruit vendor Isidory Muganyizi at Mwanza Market attributes to good harvests in Bukoba, Karagwe and Muleba districts in Kagera region.

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