Coronavirus has given us hope and homes - Kumasi Nose mask sellers
According to the nose mask sellers, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo's address on Sunday, July 25, 2021, has raised the demand for nose masks and sanitisers which in a way empowers their trade.
A section of Nose Mask sellers in the capital of the Ashanti Region have called for the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to put the various security services in action to strengthen the enforcement of health protocols surrounding coronavirus.
Some Kejetia Market sellers have opined that putting into practice the wearing of the mask emboldens their capital and profits their trade in the midst of a covid-19 stricken world and so the third wave of the virus is though deadly, but when measures are being adhered to, Ghanaians will be safe. This they believe will activate their finances for the better.
“People abandoned the wearing of nose masks and so they quit buying,” a female nose mask seller to Soireenews reporter, Isaac Owusu.
“Today, the security at Kejetia now force them to wear so everyone is patronizing. Formerly the box was 6 cedis and it's now 10 cedis. There has been a wholesale increment and whenever that happens it affects us,” she added.
The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo on Sunday, July 25, 2021, delivered his address at a time when Ghana has passed the 100,000 caseloads with deaths rising the 800 marks. Speaking to the nation, Nana Addo stressed that handshakes must be avoided; and one-week funeral celebrations are restricted solely to family members, and should not exceed a duration of two (2) hours.
All post-event receptions, particularly related to funerals and weddings are equally banned in the country to safeguard the lives of Ghanaians from contracting the world deadly Corovirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The news has been received with huge excitement by nose mask sellers and who have yelled for the government to strengthen measures that will put the adherence of the safety protocols in full force to satisfy their business.
Asked whether they pray that the pandemic disappears, they told that its benefit on their lives has been immense and a total fade is not a good idea.
“Coronavirus is a bad disease but the nose mask and other protocols have provided a way out for many of us who had nothing. Today I have the capital for trade. I have bought a plot and I'm building my own house from the sales of nose masks. I pray that it doesn’t disappear outright. It shouldn’t affect the civilians rather on some corrupt leaders making a mess of our country.
“We pray that the president makes strict rules as to the wearing of masks. He should employ the military to enforce the various protocols because most of the people are not wearing masks.”
Health experts in Ghana have advised that a new strain of the virus, SARS-Cov-2 Delta variant, has been claiming lives with caseload passing the 100,000 thresholds. The situation they told demands Ghanaians to observe the health protocols like the former and that means the previous cheap charge of nose masks and sanitisers will be no more.
“The prices have been raised and as demands get high, the prices will be elevated as well. We are scared of the virus but it has come to empower us too. I don’t pray that it keeps affecting people but the enforcement is what I seek,” another told.
“In the absence of coronavirus, we lived our lives so we wish the country and the world come out of this pandemic.”
She continued that many have acquired plots for building and had she joined earlier, she would be a landowner by now.
“I joined the trade a few months ago and those who started have indeed made money. If we had started at the initial stage, we would have owned lands.”