Some public servants have voiced their dissatisfaction with PFJ market prices.
On November 11, 2022, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture started selling Ghanaians “cheap” food.
The objective, according to the Ministry, is to directly sell food from farmers in rural areas to people in urban areas at a significantly lower price.
The costs of the goods, however, have disappointed several federal officials who participated in the sales.
Fresh plantains were on sale today and cost 10, 15, or 20 cedis each bunch.
There is no distinction between what is sold in the market, according to the buyers.
A Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources employee who works at the Agric Ministry, where the exercise was done, said to JoyNews: “To me, it’s a good initiative, but since I heard it was a pilot, we are expecting that the price would actually go down a bit in the next bunch that will arrive. In the market last week, I purchased one bunch for $15. Considering the scale, it made sense. As a result, I don’t think there’s a significant gap between what we have and what’s available.