The capital of the Ashanti region, Kumasi, is virtually ‘dead’ over the directive banning almost all business activities in the city.
Checks by Citi Business News indicate that traders in major suburbs in the region are complying with the directive.
The move also follows the conclusion of the burial rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II.
Shops in Adum, Kumasi central market as well as other very vibrant market centres in Kumasi are all closed.
Citi New’s Lauretta Tima reports that there is hardly any movement as residents mourn the death of the late Asantehemaa.
Meanwhile transport operators who ply the Accra Kumasi route are recording low patronage at the various stations in Accra.
The operators attribute this to the ban on trading activities by the Asantehene.
On Monday, scores of passengers were seen stranded at the various VVIP stations at Circle as drivers who ply the Accra-Kumasi route ditched their work following the low patronage of their service from Kumasi to Accra.
Manager at the VVIP station in Accra Eugene Adjei however tells Citi Business News he is optimistic business will return to normalcy after the funeral.
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana
Photo Credit: Lauretta Tima