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The People’s Forum: Transport fares killing our businesses – Madina market women cry

Marketplace girls at Madina in Accra are lamenting over the continuous growth in fuel costs.

They declare that transportation has been extended and their capital is being invested in moving foodstuffs from the farms to Accra.

The women expressed their frustration on the human beings’ forum, a section on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, on Thursday.

A livid trader, who sells veggies said her income has diminished due to the increase in shipping fares. Even more disturbing, she stated, is how she has to haggle with customers before they buy her goods.

Most of the buyers said they've misplaced their capital and are now relying on family and buddies for help.

Other than this, the market women also complained about the bad drainage systems in the market.

They say their health is at risk because of the open gutters with stagnant water emitting pungent scents that they endure all day in the marketplace.

They're, consequently, attractive to the Los Angeles Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Meeting to come to their aide by making sure that the refuse is cleared and gutters wiped clean to save their health.

The marketplace women threatened to stop paying the daily tolls if the assembly did not deal with their issues.

In the guide, the Nkwanta West Electoral Region Assemblyman, Abraham Nii Odai, stated that solving the drainage gadget inside the market is long overdue.

He said the traders are forced to shut their shops while it rains. However, infinite appeals to the meeting have yielded no effects.

The Assemblyman bemoaned how the buyers pay tolls but the money isn't always getting used to developing the market.

Mr. Odai, known as the Municipal Leader govt for L. A. Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Meeting, Jennifer Dede Afabgedzi, turned her interest to the Madina marketplace.

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