Milk Prices Soar in Kabale

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In short
At BDF Diary, a liter of milk costs Shillings 1000 from 800 Shillings while at Honest diary in Nyakambu a liter of costs Shilling 1300 from Shillings 1000. Reverend Kayongwe Basherura, the chairperson Banyakigezi Cooperative Union attributes the hike in the milk prices to increased demand.

The price of milk has doubled in Kabale district. Currently, a liter of milk at farm gate price costs between Shillings 600 to 700 from between Shillings 300 to 350, previously. At Kigezi Diary a liter of milk has gone up to Shillings 1000 from 500.
 
At BDF Diary, a liter of milk costs Shillings 1000 from 800 Shillings while at Honest diary in Nyakambu a liter of costs Shilling 1300 from Shillings 1000. Reverend Kayongwe Basherura, the chairperson Banyakigezi Cooperative Union attributes the hike in the milk prices to increased demand.
 

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Chris Gakibayo, the Kabale District Commercial Officer says the market forces of demand and supply are at play. But Julius Amanya a milk vendor in Nyabikoni ward in Central Division of Kabale Municipality says the hike in the milk price has pushed away some local consumers.
 
 
Juliet Ayebare, a house wife says her family of five has decided to drop milk consumption for the meantime. According to Ayebare, they started by cutting their milk consumption from four liters to two before they quit completely. Some of families have opted for other alternatives such as maize and sorghum porridge.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.