Passion fruit sellers in Mbarara Town say they have already seen their sales dwindle,
A sharp rise in the price of Sugar is beginning to bite especially on small scale businesses whose sales are dependant on the price and availability of sugar.
Passion fruit sellers in Mbarara Town say they have already seen their sales dwindle, despite the Ramathan season, which usually presents a high demand for fruits, used in making juice for breaking the fast.
Ronald Basiga, a Passion fruit vendor in Mbarara main market, says many Muslims have are opting for pineapples to break the fast.
Ashraf Ahura, a dealer in passion fruits and oranges told Uganda Radio Network reporter that his sells have gone low, compared to June when fruits abundant and the cost of sugar was relatively cheaper.
Currently, a kilogram of sugar costs between shs.4.000 and shs.5, 000 despite tax cuts on sugar imports.
The fruit sellers say though the prices of passion fruits had dropped, they were few buyers.
A bag of passion fruits at central market costs between shs.120.000 and shs.130.000.