BY: Ahiamadzi Joseph| Voltaonlinegh.com |
Some Kete Weavers at Agbozume in the Ketu South Municipality of Volta Region have appealed to government and other stakeholders to help curb the canker of middlemen in the Agbozume Kete market.
According to them, this urgent request is to eradicate the cheating meted by middlemen in the Agbozume Kete Market.
Mr. Edem Joshua Galley, a Weaver at the Agbozume, explained that Kete weaving has since been a source of their livelihood and a profession for many people of Agbozume for many years.
He said, the trade which had helped a lot of people in the area to even attain higher education is no longer lucrative and attractive due to cheating and other financial challenges.
Mr. Galley stated that, the number of weavers in the business now as compared to some year ago is on the increase which makes the weaving business a-hand-to-mouth one in the area.
He further revealed that the act of these middlemen in the market has worsened the weaving profession in a way that many weavers are running the business at loss these days.
He also calls on Ministry of Trade and Industry to intervene in their affairs adding that their intervention can help boost the kete industry in Agbozume, Ghana and beyond.
He said authorities should assist by putting in proper measures to bring some sanity in their operation in the market so as to sustain their livelihood.