The owner of one of Accra’s most well-known waakye joints, Auntie Muni, has lamented the detrimental effects of economic hardship on her once-blooming business.
She expressed her concerns about the rise in the cost of living, notably the skyrocketing prices of necessities in the market, in an interview with Asaase Radio, which was monitored by 1Family Radio.
Auntie Muni recounted an instance during the interview when her waakye business was prosperous and she was capable of supporting her children, even sending them money in dollars for their upkeep.
“Things were fine before, but they’re not any more. Given that the prices of goods on the market have increased significantly, the old prices were fair. But honestly, things were good in the past,’’ she noted.
“Nowadays, you cannot take care of your children. For me, I have taken care of my children very well.’’
“I used to pay their school fees in dollars at Ashesi University, but it would be challenging if I were to pay such fees now,’’ she said.