As Muslims around the world prepare for this this year’s Eid-ul Adha festival, the prices of livestock especially sheep has increased in the Northern region yet sellers say, business is booming.
Speaking to some sheep sellers in the Tamale Aboabo market, Tamale central market and the Lamasheigu markets, the sellers mentioned that there have been a maginal increase in the prices of sheep compared to last which they attributed to the fall of the cedi’s value in the international market.
A smaller sheep now cost Gh 55 cedis while the medium and the big ones are sold at Gh75 to Gh 150 cedis and Gh200 to Gh500 cedis respectively.
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event with those in Tamale expected to observe theirs today.
By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe