Dealers in Secondhand Cloths in Kumasi are lamenting collapse of their business following the spread of deadly Corona virus.
The traders expressed worry over difficulty in getting items [adding] ‘We’ll soon run out of stock”.
The traders who spoke with Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo said most of secondhand clothes are imported from China and other countries which have recorded the corona virus cases.
“Majority of us are struggling to get secondhand clothes to buy because of corona virus. It has seriously affected our business. Our business is gradually collapsing. If nothing is done about this situation, we may run out of stock” the traders said.
“Now we cannot import secondhand clothes from China again because of the ban. Some of our members have close down their shops because they can’t get secondhand clothes to buy” they explained.
Ghana’s Ministry of Health has secured an additional GH¢11 million to help prepare and contain an outbreak of the novel corona virus (COVID-19).
According to the Ministry, it is still in talks with the Finance Ministry on getting more resources at its disposal.
The Sector Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu made this known when he briefed the media on the state of the country’s preparedness on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.