Prices of cassava, gari shoot up in June

Prices of cassava, gari shoot up in June

Market prices released by Esoko Ghana in the first week in June showed that fresh tubers of cassava and gari recorded the highest gain in price by 2 percent each.

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There have been recent reports of an increase in the price of cassava across the various markets due to shortage of the produce. The Agric ministry has however denied such claims attributing the situation to inefficient transport network systems to cart the produce from the farms to the market. Three to four tubers of cassava are now selling at 8 cedis while a medium size tin of gari is selling at 6 cedis 50 pesewas.

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Cowpea and groundnut followed with a percentage drop in price each. They are now selling at 9 cedis 10 pesewas and 5 cedis 70 pesewas per medium size tin respectively. Soyabean also lost a pesewa and it is selling at 5 cedis 90 pesewas per medium size tin. Meanwhile the prices of tomato and yam dropped by 2 percent each.

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