COVID-19: Fresh report shows Ghanaians will pay more for food in the coming weeks
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COVID-19: Fresh report shows Ghanaians will pay more for food in the coming weeks

- A report by Esoko, a price survey service company, shows that there is a likelihood of food shortage in Ghana

- This is as a result of the increases in prices of some food items in a number of markets in Ghana

- It has been predicted that prices would continue to rise due to the impact of the restricted movements in markets

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YEN.com.gh has learned that there is a possibility of increased prices of some food items in the coming weeks.

The conclusion was reached by Esoko, a price survey service company, and showed that the rise in price is a direct result of the COVID-19.

Information available shows that the prices of two major food items, cassava and maize, have already shot up, following the lockdown period.

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Per a report by citibusinessnews.com, a survey of seven markets in Ghana showed that the price of a 91kg of cassava recorded the highest increase of 28.84% to GHC 124 cedis in April, compared to March 2020.

It has also been gathered that a 72kg crate of tomatoes and 100 tubers of yam sold for GHC826 and GHC815 respectively.

The report also showed that a 100kg bag of maize followed with an 18.11% price increase to end at GHC164.

Esoko has projected that prices are likely to rise again in June 2020 and this has also been attributed to the impact of the restricted movements in markets.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that some people have expressed fears over a possible food shortage after Ghana has been rid of the coronavirus.

Farmers, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other stakeholders have, therefore, urged President Akufo-Addo to implement strategies that would improve the lives of Ghanaians.

While commending him for the measures aimed at controlling the spread of the coronavirus, they also claimed there is a need to avert possible threats to food security.

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