Kaneshie traders want government to reduce fuel price

kaneshie_marketTraders at the Kaneshie Market have called on government to reduce the price of fuel, which has been recently announced, since it is gradually collapsing their businesses.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency on Friday during a price check, Mrs Naomi Frimpong a shop keeper at the market, said after the price increase, prices of goods have gone up, leading to low patronage by consumers.

She explained that: “we cannot sell our things at low prizes any more, since the fuel price has been increased and it is affecting our business because people do not buy things as they used to buy “.

Ms Patricia Sowah, second hand cloth dealer, noted that the price increment has worsened the predicament of traders at the Kaneshie market.

“Market is not good and we the traders here are praying to God for his assistance and now the increment of fuel price has worsened everything for us”, she said.

Mr. Peter Amoah, phone dealer said his business was booming and that “I make enough money every day when I come to the market and the increment in fuel price is not affecting my business as some people are claiming.

“Kaneshie market is a busy place and people from different places come here every day to buy things, yet some people claim business is not booming these days. I wonder whether the people I see at the market buying things buy from ghosts”.

The survey indicated that a mini bag of rice, which cost GH¢13, GH¢14 and GH¢15, depending on the quality of the rice, now sells at GH¢17, GH¢18 and GH¢19 at the market.

A cup of sugar used to be sold at 90 pesewas but it is now sold at GH¢1, and gari which was sold at GH¢3 now sells at GH¢5.

Source: GNA

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