Things have gone bananas

2018-03-01 06:01

FROM my back garden I can see hundreds of banana trees, so why is Checkers importing them from Ecuador to sell at R14,99 per kilogram?

The shop is so blasé about it that it leaves the label on. A single container will hold at least 5 000 kg and more, so just work out how much money has not gone to our farmers, which could go towards our farm workers’ wages.

They are being sold at the same price as other local shops that sell South African bananas. Where is the EFF/BLT when we need them? An answer from Checkers head office would be interesting because I do not believe this is an item that needs to be imported.



Checkers was contacted for comment but no reply was received at the time of going to press.



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