As a result of ongoing indefinite strike by the Tomato Transporters Association, Ghana may soon be in shortage supply of tomatoes.
The strike led to the price of vegetables on the market being increased.
A wholesale tomato box normally going out for GHC450 has doubled and is now sold for GHC 1,000.
“We always get rob on the way to and from Burkina Faso. Due to this, we are unable to pay the loan we take from the banks. We therefore call on government to increase and provide security escort for the importers of tomatoes”, a disturbed tomato seller lamented.
“Now the price of tomatoes have increased. And it has caused shortage in the country,” she added.
Another trader also indicated that, “the prices have shot up. One box is now going for a GH¢1000. And we don’t even have the funds to buy them. So, we plead with the government to help us”.
However troubling the situation is, the traders says that they approve of the strike from importers and transporters of tomatoes.
But they called on the government to improve road safety to control robbery attacks.
According to the Association, the strike that started on Sunday February 7, 2021 was a matter of silence by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and other authorities on the various route robberies of their members for the goods derived from Burkina Faso as well as when they returned to their destinations.
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