JUST IN: Onion traders use Nigeria route after Benin and Burkina Faso border closure

Onion traders in Ghana have now resorted to bringing what is left of the produce through Nigeria rather than waiting on Benin and Burkina Faso to open their borders.

This comes after Benin and Burkina Faso closed their land borders over the coup in NigerCONTINUE READING

The traders have since been waiting for over a week and hoping that the borders will be opened for the over 75 trucks full of onions to reach Ghana.

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Some of the trucks have moved back to Niger so that they can go offload the goods over there again

After the coup in Niger, onion traders in Ghana are grappling with potential losses due to supply tracks becoming immobilised at the borders of Burkina Faso and Benin.

A substantial quantity of onions, valued at over GHs200 million have been trapped at the borders of Burkina Faso and Benin, a direct consequence of the closure of land borders.

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By the time they arrive here, we won’t have any salvageable onions left....CONTINUE READING