High food prices affecting schools in Uganda
Lately, the rise in food prices, especially dry beans, maize flour, onions and rice has been seen in various markets around town.
A kilogram of beans, which was costing sh1,700 at the beginning of the year, is now going for between sh2,500 to sh3,800.
A kilogram of super rice is now sold at sh4,200 down from sh2,500 at the beginning of the year.
A kilogram of maize flour, on the other hand, is selling at sh2,000 to sh2,200.
Onions cost sh4,000 a kilo, while a big bawl at between sh8,000 and sh15,000.
This price rise has put schools, which are the leading consumers, in a hot seat. Most school heads are struggling to keep up with the pressure, but it is the students who are suffering the consequences.