The President of the Upper East Regional Branch of the Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians Association (GHABA), Rebecca Golo, has expressed grave concern over the misappropriation of goods intended for association members.
According to Madam Golo, these goods, donated by political actors and parties, are often diverted to party members and politically connected individuals instead of reaching GHABA members as intended, resulting in the need for urgent attention.
Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show with Mark Smith, Madam Golo highlights the issue of these items being sold to hairdressers instead of being freely distributed, emphasising the gravity of the situation.
“When the political season is about to start, sometimes, the government uses the opportunity to give some of our equipment to the assemblies to distribute to us. We then, hairdressers, have a problem with this arrangement.”
“The problem is that those who are in charge of the equipment supposed to be distributed to young apprentices and hairdressers share it among their families and people who have no business running a salon. Before you realise it, someone will tell you that he or she is selling a hairdryer or something else. These things were supposed to be free,” she lamented.
Madam Golo was part of an A1 Radio discussion that centred around the survival of businesses within the informal sector during the current economic crisis in the country. She explained that it has become almost impossible for hairdressers and beauticians to make any profit.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana