Life Is Back To Normal
Life in Accra as well as in other parts of the country, bounced back to normal Friday, the day after the Supreme Court’s ruling on the landmark election petition case.
In a sense, ‘normal’ in the nation’s capital implies long traffic jams, bustling streets and noisy neighbourhoods, which were all absent on Thursday prior to the Court’s verdict.
Shops that had remained shut on Thursday are open for business today, and in certain places local gospel music can be heard from loud speakers in front of shops.
Street hawkers who were out of sight yesterday are back doing brisk business Friday morning.
“Ghana is indeed the winner, and we must thank God for the peace that is prevailing today”, said Frederick Ayivor, a public servant at the Ministries who spoke to the Ghana News Agency.
“I am proud to be a Ghanaian, and I believe Ghanaians in all parts of the world are feeling the same way”, said Nii Ayitey Otoo, a ‘trotro’ driver at Tema Station in Accra Central.
Janet Afriyie, a shop-owner near the Osu night market also stated: “Peace is everything, and that is why I am able to open my shop again today for business. What I want President Mahama to do now is to improve the economy so that more people can come and buy my goods”.
The generally tranquil atmosphere notwithstanding, however, uniformed security personnel can be seen positioned at vantage points in the city, obviously in a bid to keep a firm grip on the situation and to ensure that nothing untoward occurs to disturb the peace.