There are beliefs that during the festive season ghosts come out to shop, hence the congestion and massive traffic at Accra Central especially Makola market and around the Tudu Togo station.

The number of people who went to Accra to shop during the Christmas holidays met congestion both on the streets and in the markets making some traders occupy lanes of streets to sell.

Some market women have the perception that the people who throng the business centres were overwhelming and that not all were humans.

“During Christmas especially the lanes and streets become choked with people to the extent that some even collapse and we had to revive them by pouring water on them,” Madam Joyce Kwao told the Ghana News Agency.

Another trader also thought that some of the people were from the marine world. “Their appearances alone make me wonder whether they are humans”, Mrs Adjoa Atta stated.

She said she was even scared to sell to such people because she thought that her money would vanish if she did so.

Mr Kofi Boamah, a passenger in a public transport en route to the business centre was amazed about the fact that the streets were now traffic-free and everything was back to normal.

He also held the view that there may be ghosts in the mist of people who came to the market to either sell or buy and that just after the holidays; the numbers of people had reduced.

Madam Ama Agyeiwaa, a fabric seller at Makola told the Ghana News Agency that she wondered whether the people vanish and appear only on festive holidays.

“If they are not ghosts then where are they?” She asked.

Others also thought they were all humans and that during the festive holidays traders get new things and sell them at cheaper prices so its attracts people form far and near to come and buy either in bulk or smaller quantities hence the congestion.

Source: GNA

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