Naa Ayele, a street vendor, discussed her predicament on the Daily Hustle Show and hinted that, by the end of 2022, she plans to perform rituals for money (sika duro).
The 23-year-old trader said as much during an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa, revealing that she has always enjoyed trading and became one after dropping out of school at 13. The economic crisis, however, has had devastating consequences.
Since engaging in money rituals has become the quickest and most convenient method to get wealth, Naa has hinted that she may investigate them.
“I’ve decided to go into ‘sika duro’ because the economy is tough. Boss, people cannot even buy GHS3 belts these days. They need it but cannot pay for it. Some offer GHS2, but I bought it at GHS2.50p.
The daily sales rate of 40 pieces has dropped to 10, 7, or even 4 pieces for me. This is a workable business plan since kids will destroy it anyhow and want a replacement. Unfortunately, parents no longer purchase them. She said, “They fix it for them!”
The single mother said the current economic climate makes it very difficult for any firm to thrive, prompting her to provide no suggestions on where she may put GHS5,000.
“It would have been a big opportunity if the business is moving. So I will end up spending the capital. I haven’t eaten since morning, so I will buy puff puff and drink water till I get home for some Banku. I can’t spend GHS5 on rice because I won’t be satisfied.”
Naa Ayele reiterated that she is desperate and may go into money rituals in December.
Kindly watch the full interview below;