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General News of Friday, 13 March 2020


We will vote you out if you don’t come to our rescue - Market women warn government

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Market women at the Nyankomase Ahenkro in the Assin North municipality of the Central region are threatening to vote against the NPP government in the December elections, if it continues to ignore their plight.

According to them, the deplorable state of the roads leading to the market as well as the market itself has resulted in poor sales and increase in poverty.

Speaking to UTV news, one of the aggrieved market women conveyed their distressing message said “In this season, plantain must be very expensive, but we still sell a bunch of plantain for 2 and 3 cedis. We ask the president to come to our aid and help us because we are suffering. We can’t even take our children to school because there’s no money.”

Another added that “when it rains, we don’t get people to buy for us because the roads get damaged. We need shops to be built so we can keep our things inside instead of carrying our goods home and bringing them back always.”

“Whether rain or shine, we have no option than to endure. If we don’t get umbrellas to rent then it means that we have to be in the rain until it ceases,” another trader stated.

The market women further lamented being forced to pay various taxes when they are not seeing any improvement in their place of business.

‘’We ask that the government come to our rescue or we vote them out,” they warned.

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