About 90 percent of workers in Ghana’s car dealership industry have been laid off in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, President of the Automobile Dealers Union, Eric Kwaku Boateng has revealed.
The global economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to bite harder with the Automobile Dealership industry being the latest to be added to the tall list of affected industries.
According to the president of the union, their businesses are near collapse forcing companies to have no other option than to lay off some employees in the already distressed industry.
“Everyone is aware that today even the advanced economies in the world have been sent to their knees because of coronavirus so who are we, car dealers. Our business has been totally brought to ground and near collapse. Even attempts to revive is not yielding any result. Through this, about 90 percent of our workers have been laid off,” the president of the car dealers revealed.
Mr. Eric Kwaku Boateng made this revelation when the Union visited the National Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu to make donations to him as the Muslim Community prepares to end their month-long fast this weekend.