RESEARCH findings by the Consumers Unit Trust Society (CUTS) International Lusaka show that the prices of sugar in
The result confirms findings of other studies by other organisations, including the market regulators, which show that sugar prices are relatively higher than expected.
The report launched yesterday reveals that sugar prices in
Unveiling the report to the local media in
He said it was not clear what factors were driving the rise in the prices of sugar which is an essential commodity.
He said there was need for Government and other industry players to address the anomaly because the commodity had adverse effects on household food security and the general population.
He said that CUTS further argued that the fortification requirement could be a significant cost driver and a possible barrier to entry for prospective market entrants.
He said the Government should quickly move in and mitigate the rising price of sugar in an effort to address the effects, especially on the rural community.
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