There is serious outrage on social media as some users attacked a tailor – Elikem Kumordzie on Instagram for selling his face mask at a price of 85 Ghana Cedi, about N5,765 whiles others are selling theirs at GHC5 and GHC2.
Some of his followers, who were not happy with the ridiculous price tag decided to throw words at him for doing what they consider as wickedness.
The government of Ghana in the wake of Covid-19 asked the masses to start putting on face masks to protect themselves from getting infected with Coronavirus.
The face mask spotted on Elikem’s Instagram page looks very attractive as it was woven with a piece of Kente and sold at Ghc85 and from the price, it’s not meant for ‘hustlers’ but instead the rich.
According to the description on his page, it is breathable, has got an adjustable nose rod and an open vent to insert filter pad. Many Ghanaians are complaining about the price.
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GO TO our gallery. @elikemkumordzie_thetailor for more . 85ghc Woven Kente Poece. . BREATHABLE … Adjustable nose rod. Open vent to insert filter PAD . Self tying strings to get preferred tightness. Or….. Elastic band around ears. . Only 5 pieces available . +233243815472 . WhatsApp only. . Delivery between 24 to 48 hours. . #TheTailorsMask #mask4all #faceMask #corona #stopCorona #covid_19
Read a few comments Hitvibz was able to gather:
“👎👎👎 Masa we can’t breathe through this thing sef and you’re selling at this price 85gh… 5gh kwraa some can’t buy!!!wicked Ghanaian 😏😏 @elikemkumordzie”
iamselfmade_08 also said:
“Doctors say we should wear cotton nose mask u go wave this hard Kente make we wear how are we going to breathe”
“It’s nice but expensive considering the situation we find ourselves”
“85gh credits can feed family of 5. Ey3 a as3 you live in jupitar. Obi kente na u saw finish no, price neeeee. Eeeeeiiiii”