By Our Reporter
The New Crusading Guide has established that the sale of cutlasses has become a lucrative business in the capital city (Accra) as sale agents now move their trade from the shops into the streets.
These agents now hawk cutlasses in the streets like sachet water to people.
The growing business which manufacturers and sales agents are making a fortune from has been seen by many Ghanaians as bad business.
Sampling views from people, they expressed great disgust at the authorities for allowing the sale of such deadly weapon on the streets.
According to them the sale of cutlasses in the streets have security implications on the lives of citizens and road users especially.
The trade is booming in areas such as GIMPA, Malam Junction, Weija, Tema Motorway, where the traffic lights have been used as vending points.
Interestingly, road users have become major customers for these Cutlass sellers as our checks have revealed that the cutlasses sold in the streets are cheaper than those sold in the main shops, making it attractive for people to buy from them in the streets.
However, security experts have raised serious concerns about the development and called on the authorities to ensure that the trade is stopped.
“It is better for them to sell them in their shops,” a concerned citizen said.
Meanwhile speaking to Yaw Attoh, a sales agent for cutlasses, he said he moved his trade into the streets because business has been slow in the markets. Although, he admitted the security implications his trade could have on the lives of citizens, he said he couldn’t have done anything to save situations