In Ashaiman, a district town in Ghana’s Greater Accra Region, shoppers know they can count on Diana Kumi to have the municipality’s freshest fruit for sale. However, for years, Esi Maame Kumi – also known by her popular nickname  “Queen Mother of Oranges” in the Twi language – held court in a crowded open-air market that she describes as more like an open sewer.

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Author: The African Development Bank