The ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ known as Eid-el Kabir is almost here again and last minute preparations are in top gear.
This Islamic festival involves the slaughter of rams, which should mean a lot of buying and selling in this department.
However, a trip to the market showed a decrease in patronage, with traders and buyers disagreeing over the price of rams.
Prospective buyers lamented the high cost of goods as being responsible for a low patronage.
Traders say prices are on the high side because of the high cost of transportation from the North where they are reared and also because of various levies they have to pay once they arrive the South.