Prices soar

BULAWAYO - Prices continue to soar at an alarming rate. Just this week the following increases have been announced:
National Parks charges for locals have increased. Entrance is $3 000 for adults and $500 per car. Accommodation for one bed-roomed lodge is $60 000 and a Chalet is $30 000. Fees fo

r non-residents remain the same. Entrance to Victoria Falls Rain Forrest is $5 000. The Natural History Museum entry charge is now $4 000.
With effect from 24 January, postal costs are as follows: Local $400; RSA Surface up to 20g $1,300; Airmail up to 10g $1,500.  UK Surface up to 20g $1,600; Airmail up to 10g $2,000. Rest of world: Surface up to 20g $1,800; Airmail up to 10g $2,000. For local letters this is a 300% increase.
The price of beer has been increased by approximately 50%: Quarts from $2,000 – $3,000; Pints $1,000 – $1,500; 300ml soft drinks $800 – $1,200.
Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings has increased licensing fees: Radio from $20 – $50,000; TV $650 – $150,000; Motorists $500 – $200,000.
The National Bakers Association has published figures showing that with the recently permitted 300%+ increase in the, price of flour from millers, the break-even figure for a loaf of bread is now $1,158. Allowing a 20% margin, the wholesale price should now be $1,448 and the retail price $1,593.

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