The recent move by the government to step in and regulate sugar prices is a positive development. Traders sometimes want to cheat consumers even when the cost of products is not necessary high. They use the global economic crisis as a ploy to exploit unsuspecting consumers.
Despite continuous hikes in sugar prices increase within the region, the prices in Rwanda have remained relatively stable.
The consumer prices of sugar had increased from Rwf700 per Kilogram in May to Rwf1, 200 in July and this was bound to increase even further. Therefore, it was important that this upward curve was checked by the government before it got worse.
I urge leaders at all levels to be on the look out so that traders especially those in the neighbourhoods do not put sugar prices above the recommended Rwf 800.