Tamale, May 31, GNA - The prices of tomato and onions keeps rising in the Tamale Metropolis due to inadequate supply of the two commodities in the two main markets, Aboabo and Tamale Central markets.
A bowl or what is termed as “Paint container” of tomato (Navrongo variety), which was being sold last week at GH¢25 is this week selling between GH¢30 and GH¢35 depending on the quality while an “olonka” of onion has shot up from GH¢32 to GH¢35.
A GNA survey on Friday in the two markets showed that the unstable price of tomato has been as a result of a short supply of the commodity especially the Navrongo variety.
Other commodities that had increased slightly included millet, groundnuts and local rice, whilst yam, sorghum, pepper, beans and cow pea had reduced slightly.
Below is the prices list of some of the commodities
Commodities Current Prices Last week Prices
Maize GH¢ 3.50 GH¢2.00
Tomatoes GH¢30.00/35 GH¢25.00
Millet sorghum GH¢2.00 GH¢2.50
Cowpea GH¢5.50 GH¢ 6.00
Yam(one-tuber) GH¢6.00 (3-tubers) GH¢3.00
Groundnut GH¢8.00 GH ¢6.00
Wheat GH¢9.50 GH ¢9.50
Soya beans GH¢3.50 GH ¢3.50
Beans GH¢6.00 GH¢7.00
Onion GH¢35.00 GH¢32.00
Pepper GH¢5.00 GH¢7.00
Local Rice GH¢5.00 GH¢4.50
Kontomere GH¢1.00 GH¢1.00
Foreign Rice GH¢10.00 GH¢10.00