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Cost of monthly household needs skyrockets to K10, 603


THE cost of basic needs for a household last month increased by nearly three percent standing at K10, 603 the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has stated in its monthly Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB).

The increment was attributed to higher prices of certain food items, notably a 25kg bag of roller mealie meal, priced at K284.43 from K226.67, and fruits such as oranges and apples, which rose to K43.22 from K27.21 per kg.

“The JCTR underscores the significance of this continual increase in the BNNB, particularly regarding its impact on households across Zambia. With each uptick, the burden on families striving to meet their basic, needs intensifies, exacerbated by widespread drought in the country.” the statement read in part.

JCTR has urged the government to take immediate action, including food relief efforts, alongside medium-term initiatives such as irrigation projects and CLICK TO READ MORE


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