The state of Ghana’s current economy has taken a toll on businesses. Local mirror and ludo industries are not left out.
In crimecheckghana.org’s assessment of the impact of the struggling economy on businesses, it met 49-year-old local mirror maker, Kwadwo Fosu when it hit town to speak to some traders.
Mr. Fosu who plies his business at Odawna at the Kwame Nkrumah circle complained of the rising cost of materials he uses in assembling the products.
His business, which he said he started with a capital of less than Thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 1,000), is gradually collapsing.
The father of four said sales have fallen and his trips every two weeks to markets across the Greater Accra and Central Regions have also been reduced.
The situation, which he said, has made life very difficult for him does not only affect his family but his dream of buying land seems impossible.
“I have been doing this job for a decade now and it had been good. With this business I have been able to see my children through school to the Senior High School level. But since last year, the business is collapsing and there is no help from government. I do not know how I am going to buy land which has been my aim this year,” he said.
Mr. Fosu said in the meantime, he is producing on a small scale until he gets support to inject into the business to produce on a large scale.
As part of Crime Check Foundation’s (CCF) Charity Series, it supported him with Five Hundred Ghana cedis to help keep him in business.
This was through the contribution of a US-based donor, Janet Arku,.
This is part of CCF in its efforts to support struggling individuals and families.
Kindly contact 0242074276 via call or WhatsApp to contribute to support Kwadwo Fosu’s business.