Tomato prices are high because of coronavirus — NPP’s Sandra Addo

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Tomato prices are high because of coronavirus — NPP’s Sandra Addo

A member of the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) communication team, Sandra Addo, has attributed the increase in tomato prices in Ghanaian markets to COVID

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A member of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) communication team, Sandra Addo, has attributed the increase in tomato prices in Ghanaian markets to COVID-19.

Sandra stated during a discussion on TV3’s New Day program that the reason tomato prices are rising is because the effects of COVID-19 have severely damaged Ghana’s economy.

She claims that the country’s economy is currently in the process of recovering.

She begged Ghanaians to be patient, saying that things would turn around for the better.

“We are gradually recovering from COVID-19 issues and everything. Our economy is gradually coming back on track and I am pleading with all Ghanaians to have patience, things are going to get better with us,” she said as monitored by Ghanaguardian.com.

Ghanaians are struggling as a result of the steep increase in food prices, which is placing a heavy financial strain on homes all around the country.

Staple foods including rice, maize and vegetables have become more expensive due to a number of factors such as rising fuel prices, shipping expenses and currency devaluation.

Low- and middle-class households are particularly affected by the increase in food prices since they spend a large percentage of their income on food.

For example, three tomato slices currently retail for 10 cedis. In certain instances, one slice of tomato can even be sold for 5 cedis.

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