Prices of disposable nose masks drop by 50% in Eastern-Region

Prices of disposable nose masks drop in Koforidua

Prices of disposable nose masks drop by 50% in Eastern-Region

Prices  of  face  masks  have  dropped  by  50  percent,

from one Ghana cedis to 50 pesewas in the Eastern

Regional capital, Koforidua, leading to an increase

in  the  use  of  masks.

The wearing of face masks became mandatory in

Ghana after the Covid-19 outbreak in the country in

March 2020 but many people failed to patronise its

use, citing several reasons including high cost.

Prices  of  face  masks  have  dropped  by  50  percent
Ghana News Agency (GNA), as part of its regular

market survey, visited the Koforidua central market

to track whether people were observing Covid-19

preventive protocols, including the use of face masks.

It was established that patronage and use of face

masks had surged as prices slumped to about half

of the previous quotation.

A piece of disposable face masks that used to go

for 1GH₵ or 2GH₵, was being sold at 50 pesewas.

A trader at Koforidua Central Market, Madam Perpetual Tay,

told the GNA that a packet of face masks that was sold at

30GH₵ and 40GH₵, last year had tumbled to 15GH₵ this month.

She said the price drop had triggered increased demand

and sales, adding that, she used to sell an average of two

packets of disposable nose masks a day as compared

to half pack when the price was higher.

A mason, Yaw Adu, said he hardly used a disposable

face mask due to the price, but since the price dropped to

50 pesewas per piece, he would be able to purchase one daily.

Another petty trader, who sells sachet water,

Madam Abigail Ackar, welcomed the drastic reduction

and noted that with the reopening of Senior High Schools,

parents would be able to afford more for their wards,

which would also lead to increased sales for

marketers and boost business activities.



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