Business activities pick up at Tain

The once sleepy town of Tain, with a population of less than 200,000 is bubbling with activities and business is booming.

The capital of Tain, Nsawkaw and surrounding towns have become the centre of attraction as a result of the cliffhanger run-off presidential election Friday January 2, 2009.

Members and operatives of the two political parties contesting the nail-biting election have descended on the town and outnumbered the citizens. Large numbers of New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) have converged in the area and are campaigning in different ways. Some are doing house-to-house campaigning and others are holding carnival like processions on some of the streets.

Correspondents tell that food sellers, especially are having a field day. They say, especially drinking water known as ‘pure water’ or sachet water sellers are doing brisk business. A popular pap known as ‘Hausa koko’ sellers are also reported to be doing good business

One correspondent told Thursday afternoon, January 1, 2009 that he has no idea where to spend the night because the few hotels in the area are all fully booked.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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