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Prices of cassava and gari increase in June

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.

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.

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.

A medium size of tomato is now selling at 12 cedis 90 pesewas and a tuber of yam is selling at 6 cedis 80 pesewas.

On the various markets, Esoko reports that the price of a medium tin of maize increased by 11 percent in Tamale to close the week at 3 cedis 30 pesewas.

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It however gained 5 percent in Techiman to close the week at 4 cedis.

Tomato however gained 33 percent in Bawku to close the week at 4 cedis 80 pesewas.

But the price of the commodity declined in Accra and Tamale. In Accra, the price of tomato declined by 14 percent to close the week at 15 cedis 30 pesewas.

In Tamale, it dropped by 5 percent to close the week at 6 cedis per medium size tin.

Source: Esoko Ghana

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