CEO of CD Multimedia; Mr. Emmanuel Appiah

A set of violent demonstrations may soon erupt across Ghana as Chinese businesses ride on the challenges posed by COVID-19 to push Ghanaian businesses out of business.

Many businesses’s Bernard Buachi spoke to revealed that business is going down in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many say they have paid for goods from China which have delayed unduly because companies there are on break due to the outbreak.

CEO of CD Multimedia; Emmanuel Appiah explains that as a multimedia printing and advertising company, they rely a lot on products from China. He also complains that they are having a hard time getting raw materials in for their business.

Mr. Appiah however revealed that many Chinese are riding on the challenges to go into retail business and businesses reserved for Ghanaians.

“The only way we are able to obtain some of these raw materials is to buy from some Chinese here in Ghana. These Chinese have taken advantage of the disease to raise their prices as much as 100%, making our services more costly. At the same time, they are also encroaching into the printing space and printing at cheaper prices; a situation that is pushing us out of business gradually” Mr. Appiah explained.

Although the Advertising Association of Ghana has not spoken out yet, a group is gradually mobilizing to embark on a series of demonstrations to stop the Chinese from pushing them out of business.

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1 comment on “Chinese riding on COVID-19 to push us out of business & take over, demo looms-Advertiser”

  1. Not only printing presses are going to react to this matter. Whatever businesses going on in the country rely on raw materials from China. Chops or supermarkets are running out of stock, pharmacies will soon get shot of some drugs, etc. the little products available in chops will soon rise and get out of hands and even businesses could be closed down due to this incident. The government institutions responsible for this should put in place measures to curb this immediately

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