Scores of businesses, shops and mobile money kiosk remained opened and busy across the Dormaa Central Municipality before, during and after Christmas day.
Shoppers, customers and consumers were spotted walking in and out of these shops to make enquiries and set bargains in sharp contrast to expectations that many of these shops would be shut down as the Christmas festive season approaches.
Joyce Agyemang, a plastic ware dealer said sales were peaking and one must take advantage.
“Initially sales were very bad but now people are buying my goods,”she added.
On Christmas eve, both the Tuesday Market and the Daily Market in Dormaa-Ahenkro were extraordinarily flooded with traders, customers and shoppers alike coming from different parts of the Brong Ahafo Region to buy various items on sale in the markets.
The frontages of the Tamea Junction and the Reproductive Health Clinic were unusually awashed with cars making it very dangerous, almost inaccessible and risky for pedestrians to ply along that portion of the road.
The Tuesday Market which often becomes very busy on market day every Tuesday saw many people flocking to buy assorted food material, charcoal, chicken fowls, clothes and shoes rather on a Monday, on Christmas eve.
Akosua Mary, said I have to get some few items for the season because it’s very likely prices may go up after the festivities.
At the GPRTU Station in Dormaa Ahenkro many passengers were seen buying tickets to board commercial vehicles to spend Christmas with families at various destinations.
Kwaku Manu, one of them said that he was going to Kumasi this time to spend the festive season there as he had spent it in Dormaa last year.
Business activities are expected to continue right unto the new year.
By: Robert Tachie