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Low prices in the country attract Namibians who cross the border to buy various products

The drop in prices of some food products in the country has captured the attention of Namibian citizens, who have crossed the border to buy these goods on Angolan soil. Among the products most sought after by Namibians are the basic food basket.

: Ampe Rogério/Lusa
Ampe Rogério/Lusa  

According to Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA), in Cunene, the number of Namibians – who cross the Santa Clara border – looking for various food products has been growing, as a result of the drop in prices.

One of the cases concerns a citizen of Namibia who usually travels from the Ongenga area (Namibia) to Angolan territory to buy food products, including oil and rice.

According to the Namibian, the savings are greater if the products are purchased on Angolan soil, since prices are higher in her country.

"I come from this side to buy cooking oil, rice, pasta, among other products because these goods in Namibia are three times more expensive compared to Angola," she said, quoted by Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA).

With the same reasons, Filipa, another citizen of that neighboring country, said that rice, pasta and oil are the products she buys the most in the Santa Clara area.

"I come here to buy food like rice, pasta, oil, because oil in Namibia is more expensive. In Namibia I can't buy anything, but here in Angola oil is cheaper, more accessible," she said, quoted by RNA.

Economist Paulo Félix, also cited by RNA. he considered that "price is the fundamental element that regulates markets when it comes to the interaction between supply and demand".

"Remember that many of the goods that are acquired by these citizens are goods whose price practiced in Angola does not reflect the real market price, they are goods that are often subsidized by the Government", he added.

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