The Basic Needs Basket for the month of August for the family of five people has increased to 4,928 kwacha and 37 ngwee from 4,859 kwacha and 35 ngwee translating into an increase of 67 kwacha 2 ngwee.

This is according to Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection Information and Media Officer, TENDAI POSIANA, who said that the increase was caused by increased prices of food commodities like; Kapenta, fish and charcoal.

POSIANA added that the reduction in mealie meal and beans prices was attributed to the increased availability of maize grain and beans after a good farming season which the country experienced.


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