The global trend of rising food prices may not be very far from hurting Zambia after the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) increased the price of fuel.
A check by ZNBC news at Soweto market in Lusaka showed that the price of most commodities are on the rise.
There has already been a marked increase in the price of fish and beans.
A marketeer, Miyomba Nchimunya told ZNBC News that the price of fish has more than doubled forcing most fish traders to stop selling the commodity.
He said the rising cost of fuel is pushing food prices up because food items have to be moved from far flung areas like Mongu in Western Province.
Meanwhile, the price of vegetables have remained stable largely because green vegetables are sourced within Lusaka.