Prices of some foodstuff have continued to rise in most markets in Kigali driven by the ongoing dry spell that has affected supplies.
The price of fresh peas increased by Rwf200 to Rwf1,200 per kilogramme in Kimironko market, from Rwf1,000 a week ago, while that of carrots cost Rwf750 per kilo, from Rwf650 and onions are at Rwf900 per kilo, up from Rwf850 in Nyabugogo.
A kilogramme of fresh beans went up marginally from Rwf450 to Rwf500, while Irish potatoes cost Rwf320 a kilo, up from Rwf280. A kilogramme of passion fruits costs Rwf1,400 in most city markets, up from Rwf1,200, mangoes are at Rwf1,200 per kilogramme compared to Rwf1,000 the previous week.
The price of oranges was up by Rwf200 to Rwf1,400 in Nyabugogo market, up from Rwf1,200 a week ago
Dativa Nyiraneza, a vendor in Kimironko Market, attributed the increase to low supply from key producing areas across the country.
Carine Umutesi, a trader in Nyarugenge Market, said it the ongoing dry season has affected production, adding that they expect prices to start going down within one to two months after the rains have started.
Meanwhile, maize flour was unchanged with a 25-kg bag of maize flour ranging from Rwf12,000 to Rwf13,000, depending on location, while cassava flour costs Rwf400 per kilo.
Cabbages range from Rwf350 to Rwf500 each, depending on size, and avocadoes are between Rwf100 to Rwf200, while beef costs Rwf2,200 to Rwf2,600 a kilo. Sweet potatoes cost Rwf280 per kilogramme, tomatoes range between Rwf9,000 to Rwf10,000 a basin, and the price of cabbages ranges from Rwf300 to Rwf500 in most city markets, depending on size.
Milk is between Rwf350 to Rwf500 per litre in most city suburbs, and bread ranges from Rwf1,090 to Rwf2,000 (kilogramme), depending on the brand, location, type and size.