Ghanaian actor and a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dumelo has warned that food prices will skyrocket in the coming days.
According to him, the recent coup d’etat in neighboring Burkina Faso will undoubtedly have an impact on tomato prices in Ghana.
The former Member of Parliament aspirant for Ayawaso West Wuogon stated the closure of the Burkinabe borders will certainly cause this surge in a post on social media.
“It is very possible that tomato prices will rise in the next days,” he added. Due to the closure of the Burkina Faso border (coup), market queens are unable to purchase goods over the border. The use of unauthorized means to smuggle tomatoes into the country will have an impact on prices.”
Burkina Faso’s President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, was seized in a barracks in Ouagadougou on Monday, a day after mutinies in military facilities in this country beset by Islamist violence.
Since 2015, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has served as President of Burkina Faso.
A security source told AFP that President Kaboré, the leader of parliament (Alassane Bala Sakandé), and ministers are effectively held by troops at the Sangoulé Lamizana barracks in Ouagadougou, which was corroborated by another security source.
President Kaboré, who had been in office since 2015 and was re-elected five years later on the promise of prioritizing the anti-jihadist fight, had been increasingly challenged by a populace fed up with jihadist violence and his impotence to address it.