COVID-19: Traders fear starvation as Aflao border remains closed (Photos)
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COVID-19: Traders fear starvation as Aflao border remains closed (Photos)

- Photos of a standstill in business activities at the Aflao border have surfaced online after President Akufo-Addo announced the closure of the borders

- Traders and others who earn a living from business activities in the area have raised concerns about their source of income

- According to them, it is likely that hunger, rather than COVID-19, would lead to their deaths

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Traders who earn a source of income from business conducted close to the Aflao border, have opened up about their challenges.

According to them, the continuous closure of the border has led to serious economic challenges.

They added that they are certain they will suffer more from the closure of the border than from the coronavirus.

COVID-19: Traders fear death from hunger as Aflao border remains closed (Photos)

Source: myjoyonline.com
Source: UGC

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YEN.com.gh understands that there has been a fall in the operation of commercial motorbikes and this has negatively affected most of the youth in the area.

Per a report by myjoyonline, one of the operators of such bikes, Emmanuel, revealed he now finds it is difficult to get passengers in so as to earn a living.

COVID-19: Traders fear death from hunger as Aflao border remains closed (Photos)

Source: myjoyonline.com
Source: UGC

According to him, caring for his pregnant wife and family has become a challenge since the border was closed.

Traders close to the border add that they are afraid of food shortage since they purchase most of their needed items from Togo.

COVID-19: Traders fear death from hunger as Aflao border remains closed (Photos)

Source: myjoyonline.com
Source: UGC

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo extended the closure of the borders after an earlier ban.

The move was to prevent the importation of the COVID-19, which has so far crippled local economies of communities along the country’s border and Aflao in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region.

COVID-19: Traders fear death from hunger as Aflao border remains closed (Photos)

Source: myjoyonline.com
Source: UGC

In another report, award-winning rapper, Sarkodie, pleaded with President Akufo-Addo, to open the borders so some Ghanaians stuck outside the country could return home.

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