Prices of goods has suddenly increased following the announcement of partial lockdown of Greater Accra, Kasoa and Kumasi which starts at 1:00am on March 30, 2020. The announcement triggered many Ghanaians to rush to the market to buy essentials in stock for the two-week period. However in the midst of the lockdown, some sellers have taken the advantage to profit from the crises thus has suddenly increased commodities at exorbitant prices which is quite overwhelming. Checks by this reporter on Saturday at Kaneshie market revealed that, food items which were sold at lesser price had increased twice the existing price. Speaking in an interview with some of the buyers expressed shocked about the new development. "I am surprised of the sudden increase, oat I bought at Ghc 7.00 last week is now sold at Ghc 12.00. I think the government must do something about this. " Daniel Aidoo, a teacher said. Ruth Pobi, nurse also added, "It's quite overwhelming that sellers are taking advantage of this crises. Tuber of yam sold at Ghc is now Ghc 15.00. Its sicken how the layman survive." She queried. Meanwhile, in an interview with some of the sellers explained that, the cause of the hike is as result of the borders closed by government.
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