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Photos: Traders Lament Poor Christmas Sales

As has been with all other Christmas celebrations, long winding vehicular and human traffic built up at the Central Business District as last minute shoppers meander their way from one shop to the other.

However, this scene surprisingly does not translate into big sales for traders at least according to some traders we interviewed during the holidays.

In spite of this human movement and vehicular traffic, many traders say business has been very slow and they aren’t so happy about the situation.

In this photo report, we bring you a section of the traders that we spoke to and what they had to say

 

This woman and her daughter selling Christmas decorations say, sales is very low this year compared to last year. She is hoping things will change before the year ends.

 

Madam Sei-Nye who deals in toy cars and Christmas decorations said business is not all that good. “People come to ask for the prices but are unable to buy”.

 

Madam Adjetey Sowah who stock toy cars and guns comparing last year’s sales to this year, said “Sales this year has been very low since January to December.

 

For Ben who deals in mobile phones covers, Christmas didn’t come with the usual bumber sales.

 

What is Christmas without fowls and goats?  Surprisingly, these brothers are recording low sales on their fowl s and goats. “I don’t know why they are not buying, sometimes we make only three sales a day”.

 

Mr. Yeboah blames poor sales on escalating numbers of traders selling same wares.

 

Mr. Yeboah blames poor sales on escalating numbers of traders selling same wares.

 

Mary Tagoe not happy about patronage this Christmas. She is recording low revenue.

On the other hand, some traders were on the lucky side as they made appreciable gains through sales.

 

For Mr. Sam who deals in carpet, business is booming for him

 

Making GH¢300 revenue a day, sales is booming for Madam Christie.

 

Making GH¢300 revenue a day, sales is booming for Madam Christie.

 

Ofosu and his brother, dealers in men’s shirts at Accra Business District rakes in more cash this season.

 

By Francis Quasie

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