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21.12.2012 Business & Finance

Traders give mixed reactions to Christmas sales

By Ghana l GNA
Traders give mixed reactions to Christmas sales
LISTEN DEC 21, 2012

Barely four days to Christmas day, traders at the Malam-Atta market at Accra New Town in the Greater Accra Region have given mixed reactions over the sale of their wares.

While some of the traders are complaining of low patronage as the yuletide draws near, with others saying business is good.

One Madam Theresa told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that sales are not encouraging. She said food items like rice and cooking oil that should run out of stock are available in large quantities.

She blamed the situation on the tension that arose after the disputed general election and called on the political parties to let peace prevail.

Madam Akua Dansoa, a cloth dealer who said her business is doing fine expressed optimism that things would be better in the days ahead.

A market survey by the GNA revealed that a bag of Royal Feast rice cost GH¢ 114, Royal Aroma rice GH¢ 130 while prices of 50 kilogram of rice vary from GH¢ 12 to GH¢17.

Cooking oil also range from GH¢ 2.00 to GH¢74.
A tin of tomato also range from 50p to GH¢ 85 depending on the size and brand.

GTP clothes range from GH¢ 45 to GH¢50 while high target clothes costs between GH¢ 10 to GH¢ 30.

The prices of already-made dresses for children also range from GH¢15 to GH¢50.

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