According to Kofi Aquah of the CPP, a shortage of wele and onions will affect Ghana if troops are sent to Niger. If it escalates into a conflict, the effects of a potential military invasion by the Niger might make the economic situation in Ghana and West Africa much worse.
Mr. Kofi Acquah, the National Organiser of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), is pleading with ECOWAS leaders to keep their composure and refrain from displaying unwarranted arrogance.
Have anyone given much thought to the potential disastrous economic effects of what is occurring in Niger?
“We live in a nation that produces less, and recent events in Niger have made us vulnerable. Ghanaians will suffer immensely during conflict. If there is conflict in Niger, we won’t have access to wele, kako, saltpeter known as kanwu in the native Twi language, onions, and kanwu. Therefore, any unrest in Niger or other nations will affect us. Any standoff must be resolved by dialogue, he suggested.
Due to onion trucks that were stranded in border towns as a result of this standoff, there is already a shortage of onions throughout the nation.
Any military action in Niger is believed to worsen an already unstable situation and open West Africa up to other rebel assaults.
According to Kofi Aquah of the CPP, a shortage of wele and onions will affect Ghana if troops are sent to Niger