Posted: Sunday 1st June 2014 at 16:06 pm

Prices of tomato,onions rise in Tamale – Survey

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The prices of tomato and onions keep rising in the Tamale Metropolis due to inadequate supply of the two commodities in the two main markets, Aboabo and Tamale Central markets.

A bowl or what is termed as ‘Paint container’ of tomato (Navrongo variety), which was being sold last week at GH¢25 is this week selling between GH¢30 and GH¢35 depending on the quality while an ‘olonka’ of onion has shot up from GH¢32 to GH¢35.

A GNA survey on Friday in the two markets showed that the unstable price of tomato has been as a result of a short supply of the commodity especially the Navrongo variety.

Other commodities that had increased slightly included millet, groundnuts and local rice, whilst yam, sorghum, pepper, beans and cow pea had reduced slightly.

Below is the prices list of some of the commodities

Commodities                     Current Prices                 Last week Prices

Maize                                  GH¢ 3.50                                 GH¢2.00

Tomatoes                           GH¢30.00/35                           GH¢25.00

Millet sorghum                   GH¢2.00                                   GH¢2.50

Cowpea                             GH¢5.50                                   GH¢ 6.00

Yam(one-tuber)                  GH¢6.00 (3-tubers)                 GH¢3.00

Groundnut                           GH¢8.00                                  GH ¢6.00

Wheat                                  GH¢9.50                                  GH ¢9.50

Soya beans                         GH¢3.50                                  GH ¢3.50

Beans                                  GH¢6.00                                   GH¢7.00

Onion                                   GH¢35.00                                GH¢32.00

Pepper                                GH¢5.00                                   GH¢7.00

Local Rice                           GH¢5.00                                   GH¢4.50

Kontomere                           GH¢1.00                                 GH¢1.00

Foreign Rice                        GH¢10.00                               GH¢10.00

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