Some market women at the Tema Station in Accra have expressed varied views on the 100 days tenure of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in power.
While most of them commended the NPP for a good job done, some were of the view that they expected more from the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo’s government.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday, Mrs Irene Yaa, a tomatoes seller, said Ghanaians should give the Akufo- Addo government the benefit of the doubt to exhibit what he could do to improve the economy.
She explained: “It’s been only 100 days since the government came to power. It therefore needs to pay all the debts the former Government left behind.”
Mrs Irene yaa applauded the NPP government for the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme, which would take effect in September.
Mrs Salomey Amponsah a trader in shoes also praised the NPP for the reduction of some taxes.
She expressed gratitude to President Nana Akufo-Addo for the restoration of the National Health Insurance Scheme.
She however entreated government to “continue the good work” and fulfil all its promises.
Hajia Bature, a vegetable seller, said she was not happy about the economic status of the country.
She explained that prices of goods had rather increased instead of decreased, which forced sellers to also increase the price of their goods.
This she said had made trading very difficult, resulting in less purchase of their products.
A trader who wanted to remain anonymous said, prices of goods were not stable in the market.
“One buys goods at a lower price today and the next minute prices increase,” she noted
She said business was not picking up well and government should help them out.