Dressmakers in Wa bemoan low patronage ahead of 'Sallah' celebration
Some tailors and seamstresses in the Wa Municipality say they recording low patronage of their services ahead of this year’s Eid-ul-Adha [Sallah] celebration.
They said the patronage has so far not met their expectations as compared to previous years when the festivity was approaching.
Speaking to Info Radio News Team in Wa, Madam Nasiyat Mohammed, a seamstress, said the demand of their services during the last year’s sallah celebration, during the same period, was better.
She indicated that they had lots of customers coming to sew their dresses for sallah, but that this year, “the market is really very low in terms of people coming to sew dresses for sallah celebration”.
Mr. Salim Sidik, a tailor, bemoaned the high prices of materials of recent saying it is affecting their businesses for this year sallah celebration dresses.
Madam Iddrisu Rahinatu also blamed the low patronage of their services on economic hardships presently experienced in the country.
She said their businesses are badly affected by the economic downturns even as the Eid festivity is approaching.
Eid-ul-Adha is the Islamic festival of sacrifice to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's devotion to Allah SWT and his readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail.
The event in Wa is usually marked in an immaculate and colourful fashion with merrymaking by families and friends and giving of alms.