By COCORIOKO REPORTERS
Since President Maada Bio was controversially handed power last year following fake and rigged presidential elections, with the connivance of British High Commissioner, His Excellency Guy Warrington ( who allegedly swore that it was only over his dead body that the then ruling All People’s Congress -APC -would return to power ) and a very corrupt and tribalistic National Elections Commission ( NEC ) , life has taken a very bitter turn for the people of Sierra Leone.
The COCORIOKO Newspaper and other media outlets have been covering these abrasive changes in Sierra Leone
The former junta leader, Julius Maada Bio, has not only been busy firing thousands of workers in our embassies and missions and ministries, departments and agencies ( MDAs ) and replacing them with members of his tribe; there has been horrendous human rights abuses and illegal tinkering with the constitution and parliamentary procedures. The government has been so busy chasing its opponents that it has totally abandoned the bread-and-butter issues and the welfare of the people, to the extent that the prices of food and basic commodities have spiraled through the roof .
Citizen journalists in the social media have been conducting investigations and market analyses of the prices of food and basic commodities and we present here a comparative analysis of prices when the APC was in power and how they have dramatically escalated under the rule of President Maada Bio.
With the cost of living going higher and less money in circulation , Sierra Leoneans are suffering and have coined the phrase , DE GRON DRY ( The ground has become very dry, meaning, There is absolutely nothing to eat in the country ).
Bread : from 1000 to 2000 leones
Oil: from 2,500 for pint to 4,000 for pint
Garri: from 500 to 1500 leones
Sugar: from 1,200 per cup to 2,500
Dollar:from 740,000 to 900,000 Leone’s
One tonne ironrod: from 4,000,000 to 7,500,000
Imported paint: from 70,000 per gallon to 110,000
Chicken: from 3 legs 8,000 to 3 legs 12,000
Peak milk powder: from 26,000 to 35,000
From 4,500,000 to clear a small car at Water Quey to 9,000,000 and over
From 8,000,000 to clear a Rav4 Jeep down at water Quey to 35,000,000 and over
From 15,000,000 to clear 20ft container to 45,000,000
Onions: from 500 to 1000
FBC School bus: from 1,000 to 1,5000
Petrol: from 6,000 to 7,000
Sierra Juice: from 32,000 to 45,000
Rubber drink: from 2,500 to 4,000
Bundle Water: from 2,000 to 3,000
Sardine: from 3 for 10,000 to 3 for 18,000 Leone’s
A bag of cement: from 38,000 to 55,000
Peak milk: from 3 for 13,000 to 3 for 18,000 Leone’s
Mayonnaise: from 18,000 to 27,000 Leone’s
A bag of flour : from 265,000 to 350,000 Leone’s
A bag of rice : from 130,000 to 240,000 Leone’s
With all this , I believe we are moving forward, and I believe by the end of his five years ,hmmmm ,dollar will rise to le2,000,000
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