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Regional News of Thursday, 29 October 2015

Source: GNA

Traders decry poor sales this year

Traders at market center Traders at market center

A market survey conducted by GNA has revealed that sales of commodities are not encouraging as compared to previous years.

At the Tema station market in Accra, the traders disclosed that goods are not being bought by consumers as a result of the economic hardship.

In an interview, Mr Kelvin Williams, a 43-year- old trader in second-hand clothing said, his business is collapsing as a result of economic instability.

He explained that, duty placed on goods is huge hence the high prices of the clothing he sells.

He said, buyers do not pay the exact price for a dress when they make a purchase, while the hike in fuel price is also a part of the increased of prices on goods.

Mr Williams called on the government to reduce the duty on goods and fix the economy.

Nancy Frimpong, 39- year-old a yam seller and a mother of three said business has not been good since last year.

She said, a tuber of yam sells at GH? 5.00 but last year it was sold at three tubers for the same amount.

She said she makes GH? 150.00 in a day when business is good and GH? 80.00 in a day when market is bad.

Mr George Owusu, a shoe seller at the market said, he has been in the business for eight years however market has not been good since last year.

He disclosed that in a day, he doesn’t attract enough customers to make purchase because of the high prices of shoes.

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