Struggle For Survival: Market Women Trade In Middle Of Road At Adeiso

Adeiso market is the most vibrant in the Upper West Akyem District in the Eastern region.

However, the market facility is unable to contain large number of traders from various farming communities forcing many to ply their trade openly in the middle of the road during market days exposing women to dangers

In 2021, a truck carrying sachets of water failed its break killing a woman and injuring 19 persons on the road.

Though perilous, the traders say they have nowhere to ply their trade.

Chief of Adeiso, Osabarima Asare Oduro is worried about the development hence called on the Assembly to expand the existing market facility.

The Upper West Akim District has a total land size of about 350 km2.

The population of the District according to the 2021 population and housing census stands at 93,391 with 45,548 males and 47,843 females.

Residents are predominantly peasant farmers however prices of food are skyrocketing due to the rising costs of transportation and agrochemicals.

But the traders say they cannot be blamed because transportation fares have reached the roof.

The cost of living is high in the district amid rising unemployment resulting in pilfering and burglary.

A Former member of Parliament in the 5th and 6th parliament for the area Joseph Sam Amankwanor recently enstooled as Mfantsehene with stool name Nana Kwaku Botchwey II called on government to support agriculture to create jobs for the youth.

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