Easter Saturday food prices

  • Eggs – half a tray (15 eggs) – Shs 4,600 (which is about Shs 300 per egg)
  • Irish potatoes – 12 small ones – Shs 2,000 (which is about Shs 167 per potato)
  • African egg plants – 26 pieces – Shs 800 (which is about Shs 31 per eggplant)
  • Eggplants – 3 pieces – Shs 1,000 (which is about Shs 333 per eggplant)
  • Tomatoes – 6 pieces – Shs 2,000 (which is about Shs 333 per tomato)
  • Matooke (green cooking banana) – 10 fingers – Shs 2,000 (which is Shs 200 per finger)
  • Carrots – 8 pieces – Shs 800 (which Shs 100 per carrot)
  • Oranges – 5 pieces – Shs 500 (which Shs 100 per orange)
  • Lemons – 2 pieces – Shs 200 (which is Shs 100 per lemon)
  • Green peppers – 2 pieces Shs 200 (which is Shs 100 per piece)
  • Banana leaves – 2 pieces Shs 500 (which is Shs 250 per leaf)
  • Bogoya (sweet bananas) – 1 cluster with 14 fingers – Shs 4,000 (which is about Shs 286 per finger)
  • Vuvu (sweet cooking banana) 1 cluster of 6 fingers – Shs 3,000 (which is Shs 500 per finger)

In his Good Friday address to the nation, His Excellency President Museveni assured Ugandans that he knew how “high commodity prices are disturbing our people,” and he promised that this week he would “discuss with the caucus (I am assuming the National Resistance Movement Caucus) first, and then he would address the nation on the matter.

Well, I thought I would provide His Excellency with facts on the ground on Easter Saturday, as households shopped food items for Easter Sunday celebrations. And so, I went to the roadside stall at our neighbourhood here in Kiwafu in Entebbe and this is what I paid. If you consider that an average household in Uganda is of five people, you can see how we are in crisis.

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