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Inflation hits Ghanaians where it hurts most – chilli sauce


Inflation hits Ghanaians where it hurts most – chilli sauce

The cost of smoked herring, a key ingredient in hot relish shito, rose by nearly 40% in April compared with 2021

Yinka Ibukun and Ekow Dontoh

A scorching rise in the price of smoked herring is hitting Ghanaians where it hurts: making the country’s famous hot chilli sauce. 

The cost of the fish, a key ingredient in a relish known as shito, soared 36.4% in April compared with a year earlier, well above the 18-year high headline inflation rate of 23.6%. 

That was the highest among the top 10 items the West African population values most, according to data from the Ghana Statistical Service. ..

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