Bofrot vendors in Anwiankwanta, Bekwai Municipality, Ashanti Region, have taken to the streets to express their outrage at the country’s deteriorating economic situation.
Due to the high cost of inputs, primarily frying oi, vendors wearing red armbands stopped selling bofrot (puff puff) on Monday, October 24.
In an interview with OTEC News’ Kwame Agyenim Boateng, the Queen Mother of the bofrot Vendors Association, Nana Akomea Mansah, who organized the protest, stated that they will suspend operations for one week to express their concerns.
“We recently purchased 25 litres of cooking oil for about Gh650; to our surprise, the same quantity is now selling for Gh1000, and this is just one of the many inputs we use in our business.” She stated
“We are pleading with the government to turn things around as soon as possible in order to save our business.”
“We are requesting that the government reduce the high cost of living, particularly food prices, because the situation is destroying our business.”
They are criticizing the Nana Addo-led NPP in power for the country’s high cost of living. Another issue raised by the demonstrators was the cedi’s depreciation, which they claim is harming many businesses.