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Muslims decry high commodity prices during Ramadhan

Prices of food stuff, especially fruits, have increased barely a week into Ramadhan (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA: Just six days into the holy month of Ramadhan, prices of commodities like sugar, oil, food stuffs and fruits among others have hiked.

This has not favoured the fasting Moslems who want to buy in bulk in order to break their fast.

Sheikh Hussi Mwanje, of Nakasero Mosque in Kampala called on government to help stabilise the prices.

Sheikh Mwanje argued that it is a very big blow to the fasting Moslems, adding that this is a period where most of the people have to be at peace with one another, feeding the poor by having variety in their homes but the current prices make it impossible.

Muslim faithfuls take part in the Eid al-Fitr prayers at Nakivubo stadium in Kampala last year (FILE PHOTO)

Rajab Kajjuba, a fruit vendor in Nakasero market says they have to sell commodities expensively because prices of fuel for the transportation of goods from the producer to the market is very high and this is a big determinant in setting their market prices on various commodities.

However, Sheikh Mwanje asked the Muslim community to bare with the high prices during this period.

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