In a globalized world where every nation is dependent one way or the other on another country, the negative impact of political instability in a particular country on others cannot be overemphasized. It is in this light that the coup in Burkina Faso is likely to take a toe on Ghanaians given the trans-border trade that exists between the two West African countries.
According to John Dumelo, the renowned actor cum politician, prices of tomatoes are likely to shoot up in the coming days as a result of the coup in Burkina Faso. In a Facebook post monitored by Shaker1, the 2020 parliamentary candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress for the Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency, who is also into farming disclosed that the borders of Burkina Faso have been shut, hence market women who travel there to buy tomatoes cannot go there any longer. As a result of this, traders may result to an unapproved route to Burkina Faso which will surely lead to a price hike of tomatoes in the coming days.
Ghana imports 100,000 tons of tomatoes annually from Burkina Faso. The importers, the majority of whom are women, travel to farm gates in Burkina Faso to buy and bring the tomatoes to the various markets across the country.
But a coup was launched on January 23 in the West African country. The mutinous soldiers were reported to have seized control of the military base in the capital, Ouagadougou. On 24 January, the military announced on national television that President Roch Marc Christian Kabore had been disposed from office. With this development, the trading activities of women who are into the importation of tomatoes from Burkina Faso have been hugely affected. All other things being equal, the prices of tomatoes are likely to shoot up.
Remember to follow, like, comment, and share for more updates.
Content created and supplied by: Shaker1 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More