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Business News of Friday, 14 January 2022


AFCON 2021: Traders wash empty bottles, re-fill with silicon water to resell

A trader washing bottles (Photo credit: Asaaseradio) A trader washing bottles (Photo credit: Asaaseradio)

Bottles washed to prevent communicable diseases

Cameroonians send empty bottles to traders to re-fill

Traders use new trick to cash in at Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations games (AFCON) is on and as some football fanatics throng the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Cameroon, traders, on the other hand, have secured a spot to sell and cash in.

In a video sighted by GhanaWeb, a trader was seen busily washing empty plastic bottles people have drunk from and have disposed them.

According to one of the traders, the reason for washing the bottles to refill them with silicon water is to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

"I'm washing the bottles to sell silicon water. I'm washing it very well," the trader said.

"She's washing it so that the other person does not carry the sickness of the other that's what she washes the bottles very well before filling it with water," another woman told the reporter.

Cameroonians also help these traders as they buy water, drink it and give the empty bottle to the seller to be washed, re-filled and sold to the next customer.

Meanwhile, Ghana will play against Gabon today at 7pm, GMT.

Watch the video below: