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HIGHLY PRICED: Sugar and oil are no longer affordable to many

The rapidly deteriorating socio- economic situation in our country continues to dominate the news as the government tries this and that to fix things. Unfortunately, it is failing in all attempts.

Calls to revert back to the multi-currency system are getting louder as inflation is now over 1, 000 percent while indications are high that it will continue to rise

Last week the government increased fuel prices by more than 150 percent, a move which subsequently pushed the prices of basic commodities.

An increase of this nature in January 2019 sparked countrywide protests and at least 17 ...

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