The Ghanaian Government has been stepping up its campaign against the hoarding and struggling ????
The Ghanaian Government has been stepping up its campaign against the hoarding and struggling ??? of subsidised goods.
The hoarding of such goods as tinned milk, sugar, margarine, pilchards and detergents has meant they have become unavailable in some parts of the country ... or only available at black market prices.
Head of State Colonel Kutu Acheampong has offered informants fifty per cent of the total costs of hoarded or smuggled goods recovered by the authorities.
On Tuesday (30 May), at the Accra Community Centre, the Action Unit of the office of the Chairman of the National Redemption Council sold a quantity of hoarded items to members of the general public.
As soon as the Government announced a cut in the price of cube sugar recently, sugar vanished from the shops and markets only to be sold at double the price announced by the Prices and Incomes Board. It was also soon on sale in neighbouring countries.
Colonel ??? said recently: "Unless we cling to the smuggler completely from our society, progress will forever elude us".
"Every year we lose 21 million cedis (7.5 million sterling) in cocoon smuggling alone", said the Ghanaian leader. He added that the Government could not be expected to subsidise goods forever at the expense of the tax-payer.