Tetesi: Closure of Tanzania border means supply of rice, cattle and maize is cut off

Mkikuyu- Akili timamu

JF-Expert Member
Feb 16, 2018
4,310
2,000
Wakuu,
Kumekucha, habari ndio hio.Tanzania ndio babalao.

======

FOOD INSECURITY! Prices of commodities rise in Migori amid dwindling supply
  • Closure of Tanzania border means supply of rice, cattle and maize is cut off
'Most businesses have been affected, the few remaining ones are struggling to meet high demand over disrupted supply of goods, which has affected trade'

Migori town
Migori town. Image: MANUEL ODENY

Prices of basic commodities have increased in Migori as residents grapple with dwindling supply amid the fight against coronavirus.

Food prices, especially vegetables which are often being sourced from Rift Valley counties, meat, fish and charcoal have skyrocketed in the last one week.

The Star conducted a spot check on Saturday and Sunday and found a kilo of meat selling at Sh400 down from Sh300 previously.

Pices of women and fresh water sardines have increased by between Sh50 and Sh100 for a 2kg packet.

Anne Atieno, a Migori town resident, said the price of a sack of charcoal which used to trade for between Sh1,500 and Sh2,000 has doubled.

“We have been faced with increased prices of nearly all commodities. We believe traders have colluded to hike prices amid coronavirus fight while blaming government directives,” Atieno said.

Samuel Migore, chairman of the Migori Small Traders Association, said the closure of markets and increased transport charges caused by tough measures to push social distance in public service vehicle has pushed up the cost of doing business.

“Most businesses have been affected, the few remaining ones are struggling to meet high demand over disrupted supply of goods, which has affected trade,” Migore said.

He accused overzealous police officers enforcing the dusk-to-dawn curfew of intimidating traders.

“In Awendo last week, police officers threw foodstuff away while in Migori several goods were confiscated,” Migore said.

Rice, cattle and maize which are often imported from neighbouring Tanzania have stopped after the border was closed.

Already, Migori Governor Okoth Obado in a bid to cushion businesses waived taxes to cushion traders.

“We should avoid crowded places at all cost, Kenyans should know if we don’t follow the measures fully we will face a lockdown,” Obado said on Friday.

He said businesses and traders should ensure they adhere to Health directives of using face masks in public places and maintaining social distance.


Source: The Star
 

pingli-nywee

JF-Expert Member
Sep 16, 2015
11,503
2,000
Hiyo ndio taswira kibiashara kote duniani sanasana sehemu zote ambazo zipo kwenye boda. Kumbuka kwamba Tz inaitegemea Kenya zaidi, kulingana na hizi takwimu za TRA mapema mwaka huu. Tanzania trade with Kenya turns into deficit Inamaanisha kwamba kwa vile 'viwonder' vyenu vya ubabaishaji mtakosa pia bidhaa nyingi 'essential'. K.m. madawa, sabuni n.k.
 

vulcan

JF-Expert Member
Apr 2, 2012
1,742
2,000
ha ha ...the prices are up because the commodities have to be transported for a longer distance across Kenya...compared to just getting them across the border...

Kenya Mahindi kwa saa hii ni mengi mno bana... hata tunakosa soko...
 

kennedy0000

JF-Expert Member
Apr 14, 2012
3,833
2,000
Wakuu,
Kumekucha, habari ndio hio.Tanzania ndio babalao.

======

FOOD INSECURITY! Prices of commodities rise in Migori amid dwindling supply
  • Closure of Tanzania border means supply of rice, cattle and maize is cut off
'Most businesses have been affected, the few remaining ones are struggling to meet high demand over disrupted supply of goods, which has affected trade'

Migori town
Migori town. Image: MANUEL ODENY

Prices of basic commodities have increased in Migori as residents grapple with dwindling supply amid the fight against coronavirus.

Food prices, especially vegetables which are often being sourced from Rift Valley counties, meat, fish and charcoal have skyrocketed in the last one week.

The Star conducted a spot check on Saturday and Sunday and found a kilo of meat selling at Sh400 down from Sh300 previously.

Pices of women and fresh water sardines have increased by between Sh50 and Sh100 for a 2kg packet.

Anne Atieno, a Migori town resident, said the price of a sack of charcoal which used to trade for between Sh1,500 and Sh2,000 has doubled.

“We have been faced with increased prices of nearly all commodities. We believe traders have colluded to hike prices amid coronavirus fight while blaming government directives,” Atieno said.

Samuel Migore, chairman of the Migori Small Traders Association, said the closure of markets and increased transport charges caused by tough measures to push social distance in public service vehicle has pushed up the cost of doing business.

“Most businesses have been affected, the few remaining ones are struggling to meet high demand over disrupted supply of goods, which has affected trade,” Migore said.

He accused overzealous police officers enforcing the dusk-to-dawn curfew of intimidating traders.

“In Awendo last week, police officers threw foodstuff away while in Migori several goods were confiscated,” Migore said.

Rice, cattle and maize which are often imported from neighbouring Tanzania have stopped after the border was closed.

Already, Migori Governor Okoth Obado in a bid to cushion businesses waived taxes to cushion traders.

“We should avoid crowded places at all cost, Kenyans should know if we don’t follow the measures fully we will face a lockdown,” Obado said on Friday.

He said businesses and traders should ensure they adhere to Health directives of using face masks in public places and maintaining social distance.


Source: The Star

LDC looking for a ray of light anywhere. Twisting headlines to comfort yourself that you're better than your masters.

Your title is similar to something like this one.

"Closure of Bangladesh border means Americans walk naked, as clothing supply cut off."
 

Geza Ulole

JF-Expert Member
Oct 31, 2009
44,619
2,000
Hii ni town ama village?

BceFlNWu0JZBgO0_ExSpYY0gJZeLdDUAflQCl7qzVV2KpeK7pVT6vJWJnyhmoVr-yLyUZsqbTOhrp5JbkY-EHwBCBpEU=s750
 

Oii

JF-Expert Member
Sep 8, 2017
3,825
2,000
LDC looking for a ray of light anywhere. Twisting headlines to comfort yourself that you're better than your masters.

Your title is similar to something like this one.

"Closure of Bangladesh border means Americans walk naked, as clothing supply cut off."
Kwani iyo gazeti iloandika hiyo habari ni ya Tz, si ni ya kwenu kunyaland.

Sent using Jamii Forums mobile app
 

kennedy0000

JF-Expert Member
Apr 14, 2012
3,833
2,000
Kwani iyo gazeti iloandika hiyo habari ni ya Tz, si ni ya kwenu kunyaland.

Sent using Jamii Forums mobile app

The real title ya habari ni hii - "
Prices of commodities rise in Migori amid dwindling supply

Mwenzako akatwist headlines kuonyesha kwamba LDC Tanzania ndio sababu.
Kenya has its own 'internal borders' right now. Tanzania is least of our problem.
 

Oii

JF-Expert Member
Sep 8, 2017
3,825
2,000
The real title ya habari ni hii - "
Prices of commodities rise in Migori amid dwindling supply

Mwenzako akatwist headlines kuonyesha kwamba LDC Tanzania ndio sababu.
Kenya has its own 'internal borders' right now. Tanzania is least of our problem.
Ni hilo gazeti, kuna mstari unaohusisha kufunga mpaka na Tz kama chanzo cha scarcity na bei ya chakula kuongezeka

Sent using Jamii Forums mobile app
 

kennedy0000

JF-Expert Member
Apr 14, 2012
3,833
2,000
Ni hilo gazeti, kuna mstari unaohusisha kufunga mpaka na Tz kama chanzo cha scarcity na bei ya chakula kuongezeka

Sent using Jamii Forums mobile app

Mwandishi aliongelea Tanzania kama by the way. Factor kidogo sana.
Mwenye thread naye akaichukulia ni kama Tanzania ndio inatulisha, na kwasababu border imefungwa, tutakufa njaa.
 

Toa taarifa ya maudhui yasiyofaa!

Kuna taarifa umeiona humu JamiiForums na haifai kubaki mtandaoni?
Fanya hivi...

Umesahau Password au akaunti yako?

Unapata ugumu kuikumbuka akaunti yako? Unakwama kuanzisha akaunti?
Contact us

Top Bottom