The price of cement has continued going up following the removal of fuel subsidies in most Copperbelt towns.
A check in some parts of Kitwe and Luanshya towns, has shown that most traders have hiked the price of cement from the previous K50 to about k65 while others were selling the commodities at as high as K70.
Some traders spoken to, said the price of cement is likely to go up k100 per 50kilograms by the end of this month.
“The situation is sad, this is what people wanted by voting for the Patriotic Front(PF),”said Sydney Banda one of the traders.
Mr Banda attributed the hike to the removal of the fuel subsidy by the PF government.
Meanwhile UPND Copperbelt province chairman Elisha Matambo described the situation as unfortunate.
He said the skyrocketing prices of essential goods ever since the PF came into power, clearly shows that the PF government is not pro-poor.
“The people of Zambia, should now understand that the PF government is not pro-poor, so many people are now going to suffer terribly, this government has not done anything so far,” said Mr Matambo.
He urged people to vote out the PF government in 2016 because they (PF) have failed to deliver development to the people of Zambia.