The Paramount Queen mother of Ahafo Hwidiem in the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Ataa Adwoa Agyeiwaa has suspended six market women for selling 4 fingers of plantain at the cost of GH¢10 whiles others sell it for GH¢4 at the Hwidiem Market.
According to the queen mother, she has received a lot of complaints from several people and it was time for her to take an action against them.
‘’I didn’t take the decision alone but was a joint consultation with the market queen mother and the Hwidiem traditional council. But as the head of the women, which according to tradition, the queen mother is in charge of a market in every town, I took an action to suspend them”, Nana Adwoa Agyeiwaa said.
Ahafo Hwidiem is a farming community in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana and the Queen Mother wonders why some people could be so wicked to put killer prices on their foodstuff.
Speaking to the New Crusading Guide on why she believed the suspension is legitimate, Nana Ataa Adwoa Agyeiwaa disclosed that Hwidiem is a district capital and strangers have travelled a long way from their hometown to come and work to improve the growth and development of the town, so it will be bad if the prices of commodities like foodstuff is higher.
The government, she said is making efforts to ensure things in the country are changed and we shouldn’t fold our arms and look on whilst many ways are available to bring sanity to the country which in the long run will be for our own good.
‘’I don’t have any personal problem with them”, the queen mother said, “But their demeanor as people who do not adhere to advices will compel other people to do same should they continue to sell the foodstuff’’, the queen mother explained.
She told this paper that many at times, people will blame the government for the increment of commodities meanwhile it is the same people who do that and thereafter accuse the government for failing to honor its promise of softening things in the country.
Nana Adwoa Agyeiwaa indicated that she has ruled as a paramount queen mother for over 40 years and therefore finds it strange the habit of these market women in Ahafo Hwidiem.
She charged Ghanaians not to do things based on their parochial interest because it will affect all if those decisions are not favorable.