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.