Bakers in the Tamale metropolis have for two days refused to provide bread for consumers over what they term as an increase in the prices of ingredients for bread making.
Their strike action has led to shortage of bread within the Tamale metropolis. The few sellers who have bread in stock have suddenly increased the prices of the commodity.
Quantity of bread which until yesterday sold at 5 Ghana cedis, now sells at 10 Ghana cedis. The sudden shortage has started creating panic among bread consumers in the metropolis.
In an interview with the President of the Bread Bakers Association in Tamale, Madam Esther Serebour Doe, she explained that bakers embarked on the strike as results of an increment of price of every components of bread.
Madam Esther also noted that they embarked on the two days sit-down strike, to draw the public’s attention to these challenges and the need to increase the price of bread in the Northern Region.
‘’Actual every component of bread has been increase, sugar, flour, margarine, flavors and all other things for bread has been increased, so we decided to also increase the price of the bread. So we have decided to embark on sit down strike to create artificial shortage of bread to enable us increase the price of the bread.’’