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BOR - 9 Nov 2017

Prices of goods drop slightly in Bor town

Prices of imported goods came down slightly since last week at the market in Bor town in South Sudan’s Jonglei State, a local official said.

Mabior Kuol Ajok, Monitoring Officer of Jonglei’s Chamber of Commerce, told Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday that the prices of goods dropped due to low purchasing power at the market.

The prices of sorghum dropped from 6,000 SSP to 4,000 SSP,  the price of 25 kgs sack of sugar dropped from  5, 000 SSP to 4,300 SSP, while the sack of beans has dropped to 4,200 SSP from 5,200 SSP. The price of cooking oil has also dropped from 5,000 SSP to 4,000 SSP,” he explained.

The business official pointed out that the economic crisis has taken a heavy toll on the business community due to recession. Kuol urged the government to repair the Juba-Bor road saying it would stabilize the prices at the market.

In the last two months, at least four boats loaded with goods en route to Bor capsized after traders resorted to water transport due to poor conditions of the main road between Juba and Bor.