While business is booming for people in Kumasi because of the 63rd Independence Day celebrations held in the Ashanti region, same cannot be said for those in the country’s capital, Accra.
It’s been two years since Accra hosted the annual Independence Day celebrations and this in a way has affected the businesses of traders.
Speaking to ABC News about the celebrations held in Kumasi, some traders at Kwame Nkrumah Circle complained bitterly indicating how the ceremony held outside the capital has made them record low sales as compared to previous years.
They maintained that though it is selfish on their part to hope 6th March be held in the capital permanently, government’s decision to rotate the occasion is laudable.
According to them, the initiative by government is a good move because people in various regions will get to witness the historic event, but in business-wise, makes them run at a loss.
President Akufo-Addo on February 21, 2019 during his State of the Nation’s Address declared that Independence Day celebrations will now be rotated for other regions to benefit from the occasion.
After 61 years of Independence Day celebrations in Accra, the Akufo-Addo-led government held for the first time the 62nd Independence Day in Tamale where the President reiterated his commitment to rotating it.
A year on, the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, has also experienced this historic event for the first time as the country marks its 63rd anniversary.