Create harmonised pricing structure across nation

 Dear Editor,

Observing the current state of our nation, I cannot help but be deeply concerned about the evident instability in the prices of goods and commodities. Right off the bat, it is apparent that the cost of living, especially when it comes to essential items, varies significantly from one region to another.

The disparities in the prices of food items across Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Koforidua, and other places are like a cat on a hot tin roof — a matter of heated discussion within our communi­ties. Sadly, despite the preva­lent discourse, there seems to be a lack of effective action to address this issue.

Notably, when considering housing expenses, the rental costs for a single accommoda­tion, which might be priced at GhȻ250 in Kumasi or Koforidua, do not align with the rates in Ac­cra. It is disheartening that the preferred alternative is often an exorbitant GhȻ400, which does not serve the best interests of the populace.

Similarly, the discrepancy in the pricing of household gadgets is striking. A home appliance that could be purchased for GhȻ600 in Kumasi, Koforidua, or other places, commands a different, likely higher, price tag in Accra.

I earnestly hope that the au­thorities take swift action to im­plement measures that will bring about stability in market prices. A harmonised pricing structure across the nation would not only alleviate the burden on citizens but also contribute to a more equitable and prosperous Ghana.

It is my sincere wish that steps are taken towards creating a uniform pricing system, ensuring that the cost of an item in Accra is consistent throughout the entire country.

Joshua Mantey


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