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07-Dec-2016  
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About Ninety (90) per cent of shops owners have decided to close their shops tomorrow due to the election with the reason that they will rather cast their vote and stay home with view to avoiding any danger that may arise after the election.

The DAILY HERITAGE learnt in interviews with the traders that most of the shops at the Makola , Agbogboloshie, Timber, Okaishie, Kaneshie , Kantamanto, Madina and Mataheko markets will either open early in the morning and close in the afternoon or will not open at all.

Banks and private schools have sent messages to their customers that they will work from the morning to midday to enable the staff to go and cast their vote.

Some of the messages stated, “Dear customer, we wish to notify you that our banking hall will close to the general public at 12p.m. on Wednesday, 7th December 2016…”

Though Ghana Education Service (GES) in a press release that 7th December is not a public holiday for schools, some private schools have decided to make it a holiday for the pupils because most of their teachers are polling agents or will be voting and that will interrupt their teaching.

Most of the traders at Agbogbloshie markets told the paper that they will not show up at the markets because they prefer to witness the election without any one giving them secondhand report.

Mrs. Janet Mensah, one of the traders, said “I will not come to the market to sell because I want to witness this year’s election to avoid any false information from people.”

Others also said that they would leave for their hometowns.

Meanwhile the market women pleaded with Ghanaians to vote peacefully to avoid any misunderstanding which may cause any riot because when that happens they and children are the ones to suffer.

They explained that they were not convinced with the special voting due to the inability of the Electoral Commission (EC) to perform excellent job for the security personnel to vote.


 
 
Source: Daily Heritage
 
 

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