Byline: Sharon M. Omurungi
Since March, prices for sesame, commonly known as simsim, increased and have not dropped since.
Though Ms Mega Nakassi, a trader in Owino market, says she is not sure why the prices shot up, Mr Ismail Ssuna, also a trader at the market, attributes the increase of prices to scarcity and high transport costs.
Prices rose by Shs500 and Shs1,000. Four months ago, a kilogramme cost from Shs3,500 to Shs4,000 in retail form. Currently, the same kilogramme costs between Shs4,000 and Shs4,500. Wholesale traders however sell the same at Shs3,000.
"You know everything is driven by the transport costs and sesame is no different," Mr …