Demands for goods go down prior to x’mas in K’dua

Business News of Friday, 26 December 2014

Source: GNA



The demand for goods and services has dropped prior to the celebration of the Christmas and New Year in the Koforidua Municipality.

A survey conducted by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in the markets and streets of the Municipality showed that there are human and vehicular traffic e in town but this had not reflected on the patronage of goods.

Ms Sandra Baiden, a shop owner, said sales had been low and added that she could not explain why people are not patronizing goods this Christmas.

Madam Veronica Asabea, a trader, said she had not sold anything since morning and suggested that people might not be buying of the economic hardships these days.

A boutique owner, Baba Amadu, said “this is the worse Christmas I have ever seen since going into private business some six years ago.”

Kofi Antwi, a resident of Adweso, said he came to town to do window shopping, hoping to chance on a cheap items that would meet his pocket.

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He said he did not see the need to spend much on Christmas because to him every day is Christmas so long as he is alive.

Mrs Rose Armah, a seamstress, said she and the family will celebrate the Christmas in a small way that would not outweigh their budget.

She said there are other important expenses the family must cater for immediately after Christmas and New Year celebrations.