Hard times force traders to open on Sundays
Traders are abandoning church services on Sunday to attend to their businesses because of “hard times”.
Some traders who were interviewed by Kessben TV, said they were forced to do so because of a hike in Senior High School fees.
Kumasi Central Market is one of the busiest in the Ashanti Regional Capital, but trading activities have traditionally been restricted to weekdays.
Sunday trading has raised eyebrows, as the day is usually set aside for church attendance.
In an interview with one of the market traders, she said: “The huge amount of school fees I am going to pay for the term has forced me to ignore church service and work on Sunday.”
Others said business booms on Sunday as there are fewer competitors who are open, and most people have the day off from work and are therefore free to shop.
The Bishop of New Jerusalem Chapel Dr John Yaw Adu expressed concern that the high cost of living is compelling traders to go to the market on Sundays, rather than going to worship God.
He called on the government to involve economic experts from all political parties to save the economy from further decline.