Popular food joints in the Eastern Capital, Koforidua have expressed dissatisfaction as they continue to decline sales since the first case of COVID19 was confirmed in Ghana.
Residents now prefer cooking their own foods at home than buying from vendors for fear of being infected with the novel corona virus pandemic.
Prior to the invasion of COVID 19, workers in Koforidua on any day have their own joints where they eat in the morning before entering their various offices at midday, on lunch and break.
The most popular Aunty Yaa Akple located in Koforidua Old Estate is one of the most visited food joints that any day when you visit the place from 9:00am going, one cannot get even a ball of Akple to buy.
In an interview with David Sackey, they unveiled how bad business is and how terrible it’s affecting them.
At 6:00am to 8:30 am, the place is always filled with workers trooping to the place to eat.
However, at 9:50 am when this reporter visited the place today, there were lot of food available with only a handful of people coming in to eat their usual delicacy.
Speaking with Aunty Yaa, she said sales have not been the same, unlike the previous times.
She said although she ensures that the safety precautions are adhered to anyone who visits the place, she can count not more than 15 people who visit her food joint a day.
Also, it was observed that one popular waakye joint near the former Unibank adjacent to the PROTOA station, was virtually empty.
On a normal day, three-persons use to serve the customers but a visit to the place today saw only one person behind the food who was also seating ideally with no one coming in to buy.
The story at some fufu joints such as Fair play, Obaa Yaa, The story at some fufu joints such as Fair play, Obaa Yaa, as well as Daavi gari and beans were not different as at the time of visit yesterday and today.
Ghana has so far recorded 153 positive cases of the novel COVID 19 with five deaths and two recoveries.
Meanwhile, for the past 24 hours, no new case has been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service.