- The partial lockdown that was lifted by President Nana Akufo-Addo, effective this April 20, appears to have affected many businesses when it was in place
- Lots of Ghanaian entrepreneurs have narrated how the partial lockdown affected their businesses
- Their narrations make it seem that the decision by the government to open up the affected areas was in the right place
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo lifted the partial lockdown that was enforced in some parts of Ghana with high cases of COVID-19 beginning April 20, 2020, with many controversies.
Several Ghanaians have been grateful for the move by the government as the partial lockdown was affecting their businesses very badly but others were also sad that the spread of COVID-19 might spiral out of control.
YEN.com.gh gathers some of the adverse effects the lockdown has had on some businesses, which seems to suggest that the lift on the lockdown was in the right place.
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Bushira Mohammed Ahmed narrated how the lockdown prevented him from meeting orders from customers, thereby losing a lot:
According to Ansu Y. Prince, the situation of losing customers was quickly becoming unbearable simply because the partial lockdown hindered the normal flow of business.
A pure honey seller called Louisa Akoto also mentioned that patronage on her items, although her business is in the food chain, suffered greatly.
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Stanley Tetteh Nanor was honest to admit that the lockdown affected his work very much but encouraged himself that he would still make it through these tough times.
Rocky Asare whose work is to install wall and floor tiles was hardly hit by the partial lockdown as nobody called him for work any longer.
Mavi Dre also lamented that travels to China, which were essential for his business, were greatly hindered by the entire pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Kumasi Central Market has been closed down by authorities of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly due to a non-compliance to the social distancing protocols.
A report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Starrfm.com.gh indicates that there were many people packed at the market who were not wearing gloves or masks, and had no regard for the social distancing protocols.
It is not clearly stated when the market would be reopened and how it would be ensured that the traders comply with the appropriate protocols to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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