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Getting fresh produce costly for vendors

April 26, 2021 3:55 pm

Market vendors are finding it expensive to get fresh produce from their Sigatoka-based suppliers.

Anand Goundar has put aside transportation costs of at least $150 while adhering to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

He says after making three trips to the border per week, there is not much money left to take home.

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“The travelling cost will be high for us because we will be going to the border in Wainadoi to pick our vegetables. So it will cost around $50 return.”

Kamal Singh sells pineapples but is planning to wait things out at home until the situation normalizes.

“Be safe, stay home because COVID-19 is very dangerous, people are dying in the world.”

These current containment areas will be activated for the next 14 days.

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