Stop taking undue advantage of consumers

Dear Editor,

I am writing to draw the attention of the government to the outrageous prices of goods at market centres in Accra and beyond. The prices of commodities keep changing everyday without notice and consumers are always compelled to spend huge sums of money on a small quantity of items or products.

I went to one shop last weekend to ask for the price of an essential commodity and I was shocked to know the same item was being sold at a different price at another shop within the same enclave.

I know we are in hard times and there seems to be little we can do to control inflation but traders should not take advantage of the situation to increase prices at their discretion.

When it comes to pricing, traders should consider the poor and the needy who do not have the means to afford any of these expensive items.

Inflation alone should not be an excuse for the outrageous pricing witnessed in recent times and traders should stop making conditions worse by taking undue advantage of customers.

However, if the situation gets out of hand, I will plead with the government to do something about this worrying situation to give consumers some relief.                                                                                                                                          

Pamela Davordzie,                                                                                                                             

University of Cape Coast.

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