Torit official expresses concern over high prices of consumer goods

A former government official in Torit town in South Sudan’s Imatong State, said he is deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation for local residents due to the sharp rise in the price of commodities at the market.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Thursday, German Charles, former commissioner of Torit County, expressed concern about the poor economic condition in which citizens live in the town as prices soar in the market everyday.

Charles pointed out that the price of a malwa of maize in the market costs 250 SSP, and the price of a malwa of sorghum reached 180 SSP, while some government employees receive 170 SSP only per month.

He pointed out that the deteriorating humanitarian situation has forced a large number of people to take refuge in neighboring countries.