Kaneshie traders shows displeasure over food prices

Business News of Saturday, 23 August 2014

Source: GNA

Makola Market

Some traders at the Kaneshie market on Friday expressed their displeasure over the rate at which prices of food commodities keeps going up and said this is affecting their business.

The traders in an interaction with the Ghana News Agency said one cannot budget anymore on the amount of food stuff they want to buy with the constant increment thereby reducing the quantity of their purchase.

Madam Esi Twum a tomatoes seller said one bucket of imported tomatoes is selling at GH? 25.00 while half of the local tomatoes is now selling at GH?12.00.

An Onion seller said one “olonka” of onion is going for GH? 15.00 while an “olonka” of red pepper is now selling at GH? 15.00 and the green pepper at GH? 8.00.

A margarine tin of groundnut paste is selling at GH9.00 whiles four big fingers of plantain is selling at GH?5.00, with cassava selling between GH? 2.00 and GH?5.00 depending on the quantity buyers want to buy.

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Madam Ama Frimpong, a yam seller, said three tubers of yam is now selling at GH? 6.00. Tuna is selling between GH? 10.00 to 25.00 depending on the size and salmon also goes for GH? 8.00 to 15.00 per one.