Coffin vendors have disclosed that the worst sales are observed between June and July, which also happens to be the peak of the rainy season, even though they have no wish for people to pass away.
The dealers said that because there is little demand for coffins during the rainy season, it has become a challenging time for them. They say that this has always been the case.
Asokwa Yaw, a well-known leader of coffin vendors in Kumasi, Ghana, stressed this point in an interview with Osei Kwadwo of AMBASSADOR TV.
“People do not buy Coffins in June and July because of the rains and it affects our daily sales”
He explained “much as we are not praying for people to die, I must also confess that our livelihood is derived from the number of coffins we sell in the year. It is not the case people do not die in the rainy season but family members postpone their funerals because of the season so it is difficult to make good sales during the rainy season”
“Sometimes we come here and go home without any sales in June and July but the business will start picking from August to December because funerals will start from August”
“I have been able to sell 20 coffins within this year 2022 from January- May but because of the rains, I have not sold even 1 Coffin from June but I believe things will change from August to December”.
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