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Trade and Industry Ministry opens new cheap food items stores in Juba

Ministry of Trade and Industry and Prosperity Limited team up to open affordable food branches across Juba, offering maize flour at SSP 30,000 to ease inflation woes, with plans to expand the initiative nationwide, as 100 trucks bring in food supplies to aid citizens during the economic crisis.

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The Ministry of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with Prosperity Limited Company, opened six branches selling food items across Juba at cheaper and more affordable prices in Hai Referendum, Konyo Konyo, New Site, Jebel Dinka, Munuki, and Sherkat on Wednesday.

In order to curb the high prices of food items as part of a government-private sector partnership to ensure essential commodities are afforded at subsidised prices by the citizens despite the current inflation in the country, a 50-kg bag of maize floor costs thirty South Sudanese Pounds (SSP 30,000) in these branches compared to fifty-five South Sudanese Pounds (SSP 55,000) in the markets.


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Kuol Daniel Ayulo, the 1st Undersecretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, said in a statement, “The initiative will serve as a short- and long-term solution to curb high prices of goods in the market, especially essential goods, and will extend to the states of South Sudan in the coming weeks.

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Prosperity Limited Managing Director, Akoc Akuei Manhiem, said that at least 100 trucks are on the way, bringing in assorted food items into the country.

In order to assist citizens during the current economic crisis, Prosperity Limited informs the general public that it will start selling subsidised food items from its stores in various locations in Juba on March 6, 2024.

The stores will be open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and to avail yourself of this service, call the following branch contacts: (1) New site near bus park (station): 0927848588
(2) Hai Referendum near East Coast Petroleum Station: 0921510607, (3) Gumbo Sherikat at Blue Nile Hotel: 0925123330, (4) Kuburi Haboba opp. Police Station: 0910575266; and (5) Tombura Road near RPC Petroleum Station: 0927559888

For more information from Prosperity Limited, you can reach out to following contacts: 0927559888, 0914026007

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