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Drastic drought affecting food production in the country, Bank of Uganda

Bank of Uganda has reported drastic raise in annual crop inflation in the last three months.

This comes at the time when many parts of the country is experiencing drought which is likely to last until the end of this year, according to weather experts.

Tumusime Mutebile Bank of Uganda.

Tumusime Mutebile Bank of Uganda.

While releasing the monitory policy statement for October  2016, the governor bank of Uganda, Prof Emanuel Tumusiime Mutebire, said that in the last month food inflation has jumped from -1.9% to 5.1%.

He explained that the major cause of this is the current drought that is affecting planting season and subsequently harvesting of food that has been extremely poor in most parts of the country.

He however, said that the trend is likely to change if rains start in the near future.

Meanwhile annual headline and core inflation declined to 4.1% and 4.2% in September respectively from 4.8% and 5% in august prompting bank of Uganda to lower central bank rate to 13% from the previous 14%.

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