Prices shoot up in Sekondi-Takoradi

Prices of goods and services are gradually soaring in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis after the fuel price increase.

A GNA visit to the Market Circle area of Takoradi revealed that soap, cooking oil, confectioneries, dairy products, rice, yam, plantain and sachet water have gone up.

A bar of key soap that previously sold at GH¢2.10p now sells at GH¢2.40p, a packet of biscuit (shortbread), which sold at GH¢2, now goes for GH¢2.20, a tin of milk now sells at GH¢1.10 as against the previous figure of GH¢1.

Sachet water now sells at GH¢1.20p as against 80p. A small size tuber of yam which was sold at GH¢1.50p now goes for GH¢2, while three pieces of plantain which used to be 50p now sells at GH¢1.

Mame Araba Ofori, a trader, told the GNA that carting of goods was now costly and so the only way was to increase their goods in order to break even.

Ms Augustina Dabban, a secretary, said with school fees and other pressing needs to be settled in January, the government should not have increased the price of fuel.

Source: GNA

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