Commerce Minister Axel Addy
Prices of Foodstuffs In Lofa Remain Stable
By Korboi Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent
VOINJAMA, March 16 (LINA) -Prices of locally grown foodstuffs in markets in Lofa County have remained stable from January 2014 to March 2014, despite the drop in the value of the Liberian dollar against the U.S. dollar.
According to a Liberia News Agency survey carried out in a number of markets in Voinjama, Kolahun, Foya, John’s Town, Konia, Zorzor, Zolowo and Bakeidu, the staple rice and other major foodstuffs have not experienced major price changes during this quarter.
According to the survey, at the various markets visited, chicken feet are sold at six for L$50, dried bonnie fish at four for L$20, while a piece of cow skin was L$10.
Five ripe plantains are sold at L$50 and a bunch of green plantains is sold at L$250, while eddoes and potatoes, depending on their size, were sold between L$20 and L$50 and cassava at L$20 to L$25 a pile of four pieces.
A kilo of big beans was going for L$45, while a kilo of small beans goes for between L$85-L$90, and a tin of ‘torborgee’ oil was going for between $1,300 and L$1,500.
A tin of palm kernel oil was sold at L$1,350, while a kilo of country rice was sold at L$50 and a kilo of Uncle Sam rice was sold at L$60.
According to the Liberia News Agency, the same stability in the prices of foodstuffs was reflected in other markets in the county.
A cup of palm wine and piassava wine went for between L$20-L$40, while a liter was sold L$100.
Cow, goat and sheep meat went for L$10, L$50 and L$100 depending on the size or weight.