June 3 Disaster Our businesses have not been the same- Circle Traders

Pulse.com.gh gathers that patronage of businesses of these traders has taken a hit as customers would rather not choose the once busy business hotbed as their first choice venue for shopping.

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Some Traders  in the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, the site of the June 3 flood and fire disasters, have complained about the negative  impact of the occurrence on their businesses.

play Some Traders at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle

Pulse.com.gh gathers that patronage of businesses of these traders has taken a hit as customers would rather not choose the once busy business hotbed as their first choice venue for shopping.

Derick Appiah, a beverage vendor at the Kwame Nkrumah circle tells Pulse Business’ Abu Mubarik that the disaster has somewhat made customers apprehensive about the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

“There is been a vast difference in the performance of my business before the June 3 disaster and after.  Many people who used to ply the Circle route have stopped. They would much rather use other routes now instead of circle. This has really hampered patronage of business.”

  play Derick's Beverage shop at Kwame Nkrumah Circle


According to him even those who still ply the circle route do so with little ease.

“ Currently, most people who pass through Circle do so with so much apprehension that they do not stop to do business. My revenues have taking a serious dip, I tell you”, Derick lamented.

Derrick believes he was fortunate to have missed the disaster because he was in his shop on that fateful day when the rains started in the late afternoon of June 3. He waited a while expecting the rains to subside, but it wouldn’t. So he left for home by 5pm only to hear the sad news that night that the place had gone up in flames claiming over one hundred lives.

READ MORE:Has NPA learned anything after June 3?

Manager of the Honest Chef cafeteria at Kwame Nkrumah Circle also complained bitterly that business has dwindled tremendously due to the disaster.

play Honest Chef Cafeteria, Kwame Nkrumah Circle


“ Sometimes I  have to borrow money just for transportation to come to work. The disaster has definitely reduced our revenues because patronage is low.”

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