TroTro Mate Says He Now Depends On Ice Water To Stay Hydrated: “I Can’t Afford Sachet Water”

TroTro Mate Says He Now Depends On Ice Water To Stay Hydrated: “I Can’t Afford Sachet Water”

  • A young man has revealed that he now carries “ice water” with him anywhere he goes due to the increase in the prices of sachet water
  • He opined that the only remedy to Ghana’s current solution is for the President to resign.
  • Social media users are divided by the young man’s suggestions on how Ghana's current situation could improve for the better

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A confession of a young Ghanaian man on the measures he has adopted as a means of manoeuvring his way amidst Ghana’s economic crises has generated a lot of reactions online

Speaking in an interview with, the young man, perceived to be a commercial vehicle conductor, lamented that the high cost of fuel prices has hugely affected his business.

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Quizzed on the number of sachets of water he drinks a day, the young man probably in his 20s could not mention a specific number but admitted that his water intake on a daily basis is very high.

Photos of a young man lamenting the increase in pure water prices and a boy selling sachet water
Ghanaian man lamenting the increase in pure water prices Photo credit and Getty Images Renate Wefers / EyeEm
Source: UGC

He revealed that due to increased prices of sachet water, he carries chilled water in tied miniature poly clear plastic bags *(ice water) from his house to wherever he goes.

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“Now that the price of sachet water has been increased I have become very economical. Before I leave the house I ensure I have ice water as part of my things, the only reason I bought this pure water is that the ones I brought from home are finished” he said.

He concluded by saying that the only remedy to Ghana’s economic situation is to have a change in leadership.

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"For now I believe President Akufo-Addo should resign," he said with a grim look on his face.

Ghanaians who saw the video were quick to comment, with many supporting his viewpoints and measures taken to survive in these times.

Others also remarked that changing the current government does not mean that the country’s challenges will automatically end.

Nana Ama Tutua Walker

I also do same. I always fill my bottles at home and take it along to work. It's not funny anymore. Something needs to be done as soon as possible

Anthony Kweku Boafo

Even if we change President we will face same issue what we have to do is we should start making our leaders sware in the traditional way with the gods of the land they fear that more than the Bible

David Asamoah

Until we change that constitution de3 forget. Even Angel Gabriel won't save us coz the system will corrupt him.

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Amedi Esther

Hmmmmmmmm seriously speaking things are really hard

Water Price Increases Sell At 60p, One Bag Sells At GH¢15

Earlier reported that one sachet of water, known popularly as pure water now sells for 60 pesewas while a bag has shot up to GH¢15.

This was communicated in a press release issued by the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) on Thursday, October 27.

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