Kabiti, a town located in the Nkwanta South Municipality of Oti Region , is renowned for its vibrant fish market . Buyers from various cities and towns flock to Kabiti to purchase fish. However, the deteriorating condition of the road leading to the community has had a crippling effect on market access, causing immense challenges for the sellers.
The poor state of the road has resulted in frequent accidents, posing safety risks for both farmers and buyers. Moreover, the lack of proper infrastructure has caused significant delays in transporting fish to markets, resulting in spoilage and substantial financial losses for the farmers. The difficulty in transporting fish in a timely and efficient manner has led to market disruptions, with buyers and sellers struggling to conduct business smoothly.
The impact of the poor road network goes beyond financial losses. The livelihoods of the fish sellers in Kabiti are at stake, as their income heavily depends on the smooth transportation of fish to markets. The disruptions in the market have also affected the availability and affordability of fish for consumers in other towns and cities, leading to potential food security concerns.
The Residents of Kabiti are urging the government to urgently address the dire state of the road network in their community. They emphasize the need for improved infrastructure to facilitate efficient transportation of fish to markets, ensuring the sustainability of their livelihoods and the economic development of the community as a whole.