Ghana-based Nigerian street hawker Phillip Eze has indicated that his hopes of coming to Ghana for greener pastures have been shattered because the Cedi’s value has depreciated steadily.
Speaking on Daily Hustle on SVTV Africa, Phillip noted that he researched and found out that the Ghanaian currency was better than the Naira. As a result, he decided to change countries “since the country cannot change me.”
“Back in Nigeria, prices of products increase every day, and the rate of getting the money is restricted. So I decided to change country to look for something better.
I’m a barber with a shop in Nigeria, but there are things we don’t have that Ghana has. Electricity is one of the major problems. So I use most of the money to purchase fuel (for the generator) but Ghana has steady light, and the currency is good. That’s why I came,” he revealed.
Phillip, however, stated that the Cedi is gradually depreciating. Despite the high inflation, Phillip disclosed that he would rather stay here than go back to his country.
“There have been some changes in the currency. Things are almost the same in Nigeria, but the Ghanaian currency is more in Nigeria. I’ve come, and I won’t go back. I’ll manage the situation.”
According to Phillip, he could have resorted to petty scams, but his conscience will not permit him to. He added that he is ready to work in a barbering salon.
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