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Uganda’s inflation rate hits 6.8% after prolonged drought.

The cost of living in Uganda has become high especially for those ones staying in the capital Kampala. The prices of Sugar, Food, water, and fuel has been high in the previous years.

By Nangayi Guyson – nangayi.guyson@alleastafrica.com

Kampala, Uganda- The prolonged droughts that started hitting Uganda since 2016 has caused the price of basic necessities like water, food and electricity to high rock forcing Uganda’s inflation rate to hit 6.80 percent  April this year. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has said.

The cost of living in Uganda has become high especially for those ones staying in the capital Kampala. The prices of Sugar, Food, water, and fuel has been high in the previous years.

According the UBOS, Uganda recorded the inflation rate of 6.80 percent in April this year after maintaining  an average of 6.61 percent since 1998. Uganda’s  inflation rate only escalated and reached 24.50 percent in November of 2011. It’s low record was in November of 2001 when it recorded -5.36 percent.

A cattle keeper search for grass for his animals in a drought hit Karamoja region

The widespread drought that Uganda has experienced since 2016 has led to widespread famine.

About 6million people in Uganda are sleeping hungry according to the latest reports by the country’s parliament.

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