Netizens React To Video Of A Ghanaian Lady Crying Over The Cost Of A Piece Of Fried Yam

Netizens React To Video Of A Ghanaian Lady Crying Over The Cost Of A Piece Of Fried Yam

  • A video of a Ghanaian lady complaining over the cost of a piece of fried yam has sparked a flurry of reactions online
  • In the video, the lady, @missmalisaa, bitterly complained that the piece of fried yam she bought was GH₵1, saying it was expensive
  • Netizens thronged the comments section to express their views on the matter, with some explaining why the price of the fried yam may be on the high

A Ghanaian lady has taken to social media to vent her spleen over the alarming cost of food in parts of Accra.

In a video sighted by on TikTok, the pretty-looking young lady, @Missmalisaam, was spotted complaining about the price of a piece of fried yam.

Netizens react to video of Ghanaian lady crying over the cost of yam
Missmalisaa showing the GH₵1 fried yam on camera. Photo credit: @missmalisaa/TikTok
Source: TikTok

@Missmalisaa said she could not fathom why the small slice of yam she showed to the camera could be that expensive.

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"Can someone tell me why one piece of yam, like this, is GH₵1? Like, am I going crazy or is it normal? Please tell me if it's normal because I don't understand how one, this yam, is GH₵1. Like, yam; like this. Look at the dimensions," she complained.

Netizens offer some answers

Netizens who chanced on her video on her TikTok page thronged the comments section to explain why fried yam is becoming expensive in Ghana.

A few of the reactions to her video, which had raked in over 3.8k likes and 821 comments, as of the time of drafting this report, are compiled below.

nanakgyasi asked:

"I want to answer with a question. who did you vote for?"

Malisa replied:

"I don’t vote."

kwesi Adjapong said:

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"Transport,salt,oil,water,fire, frying pan and energy."

You all meet Sheila also said:

"Something we grow in our own country soo sad."

What? also said:

"Indomie ¢85 you never complain buh yam ¢1 diɛɛ you turn Ante Naa."

Grace commented:

"A tuber of yam of yam is now 30 cedis and about,before the oil, gas , pepper and rubber must all be deducted from the profits they made from selling the yam."

Watch the video below:

Ghanaian lady buys fried yam and turkey tail at GH¢98

Meanwhile, reported previously that a Ghanaian lady caused a stir online after revealing that she purchased fried yam and turkey tail for GH¢98.

In a video posted online, the lady said she learned about a fried yam joint located at Dansoman and decided to try the meal.

She justified her decision to purchase the meal despite its cost by claiming that it contained a lot of protein.

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