Booming business as Eid knocks the door

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By NepJournal October 2, 2014 23:29

Booming business as Eid knocks the door

By Abdullahi Ibrahim, Garissa.

Shoppers preparing for the Eid-ul-Adha festival which will be marked this Saturday, October 4, 2014

Shoppers throng a shop in Garissa in readiness for the Eid-ul-Adha festival which will be marked this Saturday, October 4, 2014

Traders in Garissa, just like their counter parts in other towns in the country are counting their profits after realizing increased sales due to the Eid-ul-Adha festival.

The boom has seen some scrupulous businessmen raise the price of erstwhile cheaper items to capitalize on the high demand.

Muhudin Abdi who operates a tailoring shop in Garissa told Nepjournal.com that for the last twenty or so days, he was forced to operate 24hrs in order to beat the deadline and serve as many customers as possible.

Since most traders close shop by 6pm, Muhudin  is forced to lock himself and colleagues inside the shop in order to continue from where they left at closure of business.

“Alhamdulillah, although we are tired, we generate a lot revenue from sales nowadays. We are even forced to turn away clients sometimes because we are overwhelmed by orders” Muhudin said.

A spot check by Nepjournal at the local livestock market confirmed that livestock prices have been sky rocketing since the festive season set in. This is despite the prevailing dry season which was characterized by low livestock prices in the past.

Other items that are in high demand include biscuits, cakes and other confectioneries and their ingredients.

Eid Mubaarak to all our readers wherever they are!

 

 

 

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