Coronavirus: ‘We’ve never made money like that before’ – Traders elated over weekend sales
There may be concerns that traders are likely to lose a big deal because of the disinfection exercise ongoing in most markets in the Greater Accra Region.
But traders at the Mallam-Odorkor market are dancing to a different tune. They are not perturbed about the ongoing disinfection exercise.
According to them, they “made enough sales on Saturday and Sunday to be concerned about the exercise.”
Linda, a trader at the Mallam-Odorkor market, told Joynews that “on Saturday and Sunday, the market was special. The money I counted, I have never counted some in my entire life before. We are praying that it remains like this for a long time.”
Kwakyewaa, another trader confirmed Linda’s assertion.
“I was very happy on Saturday. I sold all my tomatoes, pepper and okro on both days. A lot of people came to the market that day because they were afraid the market was going to be closed down because of the coronavirus.
“I am happy they are spraying this place today, but I only hope we are allowed to continue selling tomorrow God willing,” Kwakyewaa said.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said about 1,300 sprayers had been deployed to 137 markets to disinfect the places as part of the measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
10 sprayers have been assigned to each market in the capital.
The exercise is expected to continue in all other regions in the coming weeks.
Below is a list of the affected markets: