Onion importers at Anloga Onion market, in the Ashanti Region have accused government of not helping them.
The importers of onion blamed the government for the sluggish of their business in Ghana.
According to them in an interview with filasconews James Appiah, they revealed that, the Government is not committed to investing in local Onion producers to produce quality and more of the onions for the country’s consumption.
They also said the devaluation of the cedi to the cefa is also a major contributing factor of the collapse of their business.
They revealed during the interview that, because Government is not aiding the business, they only get onion season by season in Ghana thus relying on imports i.e the reason onion is now expensive in the country.
They mentioned Niger and Burkina Faso as the neighbouring countries they import onion adding that sometimes, they import onion from countries such as Morocco and Holland.
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The aggrieved onion importers are therefore entreating the government to support the onion business by investing in local producers to produce more.