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Tamale Metropolis: Ramadan fasting affecting food business

April 19, 2022
Tamale Metropolis: Ramadan fasting affecting food business

The ongoing fasting has affected food businesses in the Metropolis.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar where Muslims refrain from eating and or drinking for an average period of 12 hours per day for 30 days.

This year's Ramadan fasting began on April 03.

In view of this, the retail and hospitality businesses have been experiencing decreased food sales, especially during the day.

Hajia Salamatu Mumuni, A tea seller in Tamale in an interview with said sales were low compared to the period before the Ramadan fasting set in.

According to her, most of her customers were Muslims and due to that, she was not selling much.

Miss Amira Abaan, who had a fast food joint in Tamale, shared her experience, saying she had reduced the quantity of food that she sold this month due to low sales.

She indicated that it had affected her profits and the payment of her workers.

Miss Aleema Lassen, a Koko Seller in Tamale said she used to sell Koko in the morning but because of the Ramadan fasting, she had stopped selling in the morning for now, because the customers were not buying.

Hajia Eimaan Akalbila, a Rice and Beans Seller in Tamale said she now sold her food in the evening instead of the afternoon.

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