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In Mbale, a kilogram of Irish potatoes goes for Shillings 600 on wholesale and Shillings 700 on retail. Farmers attribute the low price of Irish Potatoes in the region to increased supply from Mbale and Kween districts.
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The price of Irish potatoes has drastically dropped in Mbale, Bulambuli and Kween districts. A Kilogram of Irish potatoes in Kween district now costs between Shillings 300 to 350 on wholesale down from Shillings 500 in the previous months.

Milton Chebet, the Chairperson Kween District Farmers Association, blames the poor prices in the district to the bad state of the road, which have affected transportation of their Irish potato to Mbale.

He says several farmers were making loses because their irish would rot before reaching Mbale prompting them to slash the price to between Shillings 300 and 350.

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In Mbale, a kilogram of Irish potatoes goes for Shillings 600 on wholesale and Shillings 700 on retail. Farmers attribute the low price of Irish Potatoes in the region to increased supply from Mbale and Kween districts.

Denis Masaba, a farmer from Mbale, says the high supply has forced him to sell a bag of 100 kilograms of Irish potatoes at between Shillings 55,000 to 60,000, down from 100,000.

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Godfrey Munabala, a businessman in Mbale Central Market, says he transported a truck of Irish potatoes to Mbale and spent five days waiting for customers from Kampala, Sudan and Kenya.

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Mubarak Nabutala, a farmer from Mbale, says they are facing a huge challenge since they even lack proper means of stopping the Irish.

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