Prices of tomato to increase following strike by tomato transporters

The prices of tomato are expected to witness an astronomic increase in the coming days across the country.

That’s because the Tomato Traders and Transporters Association in the country have began a strike over failure by government to provide them with security to Burkina Faso.

The Association says four of their members have been attacked and killed by robbers in the past few weeks due to lack of security on the road.

There are fears the situation will greatly affect the price of tomato because the country mostly rely on import of tomato between February and June to shore up local production.

One of the drivers who spoke to Tv3 said “Four of our colleagues have so far been killed between Techiman to Bolgatanga, the police men on the road also extorting money from us “

He added “The strike will greatly affect the country because most of the traders have gone for loans and we will also not sit down for armed robbers to kill us whiles the police and government looks on unconcerned,” We will call off the strike if government provides us security on the road.  

Meanwhile some of the members of the association have defied the directive of the association to lay down their tools.

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