The shortage of bread has hit most parts of Kumasi Metropolis, the Ashanti regional capital following the declaration of strike by bakers, especially at Asawasi, the predominately break baking community within Asokore-Mampong municipality in the greater Kumasi city.
A working visit to the area on Monday indicated that, all bread bakers have closed their oven to press home their demand for the reduction of persistent inflation in prices of flour among other materials.
Bread, which is one of the most popular foods across the globe is made from flour.
However, flour in recent times has recorded an increment in its price, thus from Ghc110 to Ghc 205 per bag.
Also, a loaf of bread was selling between Ghc 2, 3 and 5 respectively in previous months but has recently increased to Ghc 6.00 per loaf at the market due high flour prices.
It would be recalled that in less than a month, Bread bakers Association confirmed a 20 percent increase in a loaf of bread due to hikes in flour among other materials.
A cross section of bakers at Asawasi who spoke to this portal complained about the increment in labour cost, sugar, margarine among others.
They hinted that consumers of bread and sellers should expect another price increment in the days ahead.
According to them, their strike which started on Monday, 23rd August, 2021 is aimed at drawing the attention of government, sellers and customers they also deserve to adjust bread prices in order to sustain in business.
They said, a loaf of bread is apparently going to be sold between Ghc 6.00 and Ghc7.00 by the time they resume work on Wednesday 25th August,2021.