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Ghanaian Food Vendors Say No To GH¢ 3 Gari And Beans (Yorkɛ Gari / Gobɛ)

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No beans, no fun? Ghanaian food vendors say no to GHC 3.

It’s true, Ghanaians love their beans and their gari ‘Gobɛ’, which is why ’s always good news when you hear that some food vendors have beans or gari on sale.

Unfortunately, due to the high cost of these products, many vendors are forced to raise the prices of their meals accordingly.

In fact, it’s no longer enough just to ask How much? in Ghana; nowadays people need to know whether gari or beans will be on the menu at all (and if so, how much per cup), before they can decide whether to buy a meal or not.

A lot of people were not happy about it

Ghanaians from all walks of life have been protesting the increase in the price of gari and beans ‘Gobɛ’. The food vendors has announced that there will be an increase in the price of gari and beans ‘Gobɛ’ from September 26th 2022.

This is due to the recent depreciation of our cedi against major currencies such as the US dollar and euro. The prices for both these items are expected to go up by GH¢ 4 to GH¢ 5 a bowl.

So, how did it affect me?

While the government tries to tackle the problem of inflation by devaluing the cedi, which has led to a price increase in many products and services, including fuel and electricity.

We might have seen an increase in some staple foods like plantain and maize too.
But what about our favorite breakfast of beans with gari ‘Gobɛ’ or oyadei yie or okum kom? The prices of these items have been steadily increasing over time.

Is this is a good move for our economy?

Gari and beans is a staple for many people in the country. It’s eaten at breakfast time, lunchtime, and dinner time.

It’s also popular street food. The price of gari has already risen by 40% since the announcement of new price of gari in the market. This has caused many people to question whether this is good or bad for our economy.

So what are my options now?

You may be asking yourself What are my options now? Well, there’s plenty. It all depends on what you’re looking for.

Some popular dishes in Accra and across the country would be available incase there is increase in ‘Gobɛ’:
– Jollof rice: a dish made with rice and tomato sauce.

– Banku and tilapia: a dish made of fermented cornmeal dough and fish.

– Nkatekor: a type of fritter made from cassava flour.

What does this mean for you and me?

If the government is serious about reducing inflation and making life easier for people in terms of managing their finances, they should not have increased the price of beans.

Beans are a staple food in many households as it can be used to make a number of other dishes.

FAQs

What is the price of gari and beans ‘Gobɛ’ in Ghana?

Gari and Beans ‘Gobɛ’ is typically around GHC 2.5 or less per meal.

How much does a bag of gari cost in Ghana?

A bag of white gari costs about GHS 223.14 per bag. 

What will happen to the price if it’s raised by GH 4 to 5 each time someone buys a meal?

People will switch to some popular dishes in Accra and across the country incase there is increase in ‘Gobɛ’:
– Jollof rice: a dish made with rice and tomato sauce.

– Banku and tilapia: a dish made of fermented cornmeal dough and fish.

– Nkatekor: a type of fritter made from cassava flour.

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