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#Sayitloud: Tetteh Quarshie Art market traders reflect on life 2 years after their livelihoods were demolished

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Wed, 13 Sep 2023 Source:

On June 28, 2021, the cumulative lives that traders at the Tetteh Quarshie Art and Craft Market in Accra had made for decades were brought to an abrupt, rude end when a demolition exercise robbed them of their investments.

With what they say was little to no notice given them on the exercise that pulled down all their shops and the contents therein, the traders were left with no other option than to pick up their lives again.

This was not an easy thing to do, as some of them told GhanaWeb’s Etsey Atisu, host of #Sayitloud on GhanaWeb TV, but they got a little lucky when a sizeable space of land was designated to them not too far from their former ‘home.’

But this was after the traders were forced to stay at home without a livelihood for about a year.

Two years after this demoralizing event, GhanaWeb returned to the new market to interact with them.

Frank Todah, Chairman of the Tetteh Quarshie Art and Craft Market, shared the sentiments of most of his people, plus all the plans they now have in securing their futures.

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