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Flooding in Upper West: Cost of a Bag of Maize Moves Up by 50%

The Month of August and Parts of September has triggered much losses than gains in the Upper West Region. The development has compelled traders to adjust prices of some necessary goods and services upwards.

A bag of Maize has moved from Ghc200 to Ghc300 in the beginning of September within Upper West, it is projected to move up to Ghc380 in the coming weeks due to demand and supply factors.

It can be recalled that the cost of boarding a vehicle from Wa to some parts of Upper West Region including Jirapa, Lawra, Nandom and Tumu had met new developments when lorry fares went up. The Bridges had broken down and other routes through jang were the only option, this compelled drivers to use such roads.

The Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih by then, met with executives of TUC and had a discussion with them as to possible measures to put in place in order to address the development.

The Flooding has destroyed several farm and crops, maize has been the most affected and within the month of August, the demand for maize has risen beyond expectations, poultry farmers by them for their production and also store them for future use, this compels maize producers to increase prices.

The flooding has destroyed several hectors of maize farms in several constituencies and the response of the National Disaster Management Organization is being expected.

More flood disasters continue to hit wa east district in the upper west region. These images are some farm land from Kpalwogu and Yaala number 2 communities, roads linking the Wa East District through Kojokperi have also be destroyed by rains but works are currently ongoing to fix the development after a mini bus was spotted stuck in the middle of running water whilst the passengers stand by watching helpless.

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