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Consumer prices soar in South and West Kordofan

July 4 - 2016 DELLING / LAGAWA
A boy sells fruit from a wheelbarrow in Abu Shouk camp for the displaced near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur (alamy.com)
A boy sells fruit from a wheelbarrow in Abu Shouk camp for the displaced near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur (alamy.com)

With the advent of Eid El Fitr, the feast concluding the fasting month of Ramadan, the prices of food and clothes in South and West Kordofan are skyrocketing.

On Sunday, a resident of Delling in the northern part of South Kordofan reported to Radio Dabanga that the prices of basic goods have risen by 10 percent and clothing by 20 percent, “especially children clothing”.

“The price of a (100kg) sack of sugar has risen from SDG350 ($57) to SDG400 ($65),” he complained. “A kilo of Saiga flour now costs SDG83 ($14) instead of SDG78 ($13).

“The purchasing power has become already extremely weak,” he added.

People in Lagawa locality in neighbouring West Kordofan also suffer from the soaring prices, “in particular the prices of sorghum and clothes” at the end of Ramadan.

Merchants in the area attributed the rise of prices to the bad condition of the roads and the approaching Eid El Fitr.


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