The current news coming from Techiman Central Market has revealed that, the prices of maize has been increased by 300 percent on Saturday, July 17 2021.
According to a report made by JoyNews; “Prices of maize have increased astronomically across the Techiman Central Market over past few months. A bag of maize which was sold at GH¢160 in July 2020 is now been sold at GH¢375 this year”.
Traders at the Techiman Market in the Bono Eats Region have revealed that, the high cost in transport fares and scarcity of maize is the cause of the increment of maize prices in the region.
According to Joy News report; posted by a business journalist, Charles Ayitey on Twitter, one of the traders revealed, that they had to travel all the way to Burkina Faso to import maize. According to the reporter, a bag of maize which was sold at GH¢160 in July 2020 is now been sold at GH¢375 this year.
This report has since been rejected by Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto (Minister of Agriculture), who has insisted; that the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program has made Ghana’s food sufficient, and reduced the cost of food in the country.
What is your take? Do you believe in the reports, that maize prices has shoot up in the Bono East Region, or you support the Minister’s claim, that the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program has made Ghana food sufficient and reduced the cost of food in Ghana.
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