The Ghana Secondhand Clothing Dealers Association has revealed that Members of Parliament are among their most frequent customers.
According to John Obiri Yeboah, the Ghana Union of Traders’ Deputy Public Relations Officer for the Greater Accra Region, the activities of second-hand clothing dealers have greatly benefited the economy.
He stated that not every Ghanaian has the financial means to purchase expensive clothing, so they rely on secondhand clothing, which includes used shoes, bags, and clothing, among other items.
Mr. John Obiri Yeboah aka JOY4FAME believes that second-hand clothing, which includes used bags, shoes, and clothing, has not only provided relief to Ghanaians but has also created unprecedented job opportunities for the unemployed.
According to Mr. Obiri Yeboah, Ghanaian MPs are heavy users of ‘obroni waawu,’ and the majority of the coats they wear are from second-hand cloth dealers, so the business cannot be allowed to fail.
“Ghanaian MPs enjoy wearing secondhand clothing. They enjoy purchasing used clothing. Come to our markets on Saturdays to see them; they love to get their coats from our second-hand clothing markets.”
This means that we are making a significant contribution to the economy, and the government must provide solutions and opportunities to help sustain our trade so that people do not lose their jobs.