Nsawam: Bread bakers declare strike over the increase in the price of flour, sugar & others
Retailers of bread in the Nsawam district have been left stranded after bakers declared a strike action following the sharp rise in flour and other commodities.
The bakers claim the rise in the commodities, especially flour, is affecting their business hence the strike action.
The strike action is intended to help them meet and take a firm decision in increasing the prices of bread.
They cite sugar, margarine, and other ingredients as some of the products whose prices in the market have increased.
Flour that was sold between Ghc230-250 a few months ago, is now selling from Ghc450.
A retailer, Auntie Naana, speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, disclosed that several retailers in the area were unable to sell today because of the strike action.
She told host Kwabena Agyapong that the bakers are planning to increase the wholesale price.
She lamented that an increase in the wholesale price will affect the retail price and make it difficult for them to sell.
Auntie Naana said the bread business is gradually facing serious challenges due to the sharp rise in the prices of the items used for baking.
Retailers she disclosed make between Ghc50-Ghc60 as commission on good business days after selling bread worth more than Ghc200.
Some of them work between 6-7 hours just to make ends meet.