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We can’t pay your fee-Hair dressers tells TaMA


Hair dressers and beauticians association within the Tamale Metropolis have told authorities that they cannot afford the 2022-2025 annual fee the contain in their budget estimates.

In the estimates, salons beauty parlor, salons providing skills training will 1,000 cedis yearly. Salons providing manicure and pedicure will pay 500 cedis whilst others will pay between 2,00 and 100 cedis.

The TaMA budget estimates also indicated that mall salon, braiding and weaving propose fee will pay cedis 400. But the hair dressers say if the assembly go ahead and implement it, most hair dressing salons will be closedown.

The hair dressers associations secretary, Ms Sakina Yakubu told Zaa News that decision will lead to massive unemployment within the metropolis. According to her, some of their members cannot make even up to 100 cedis a day because of the hardship.  

She was warned of serious crises if the budget estimates are approved by assembly members at the Tamale metropolitan assembly.  

Even though she could readily suggest a figure at the stakeholder’s consultation meeting held today, she pleaded with revenue, budget and finance and administration sub committees of the assembly to reconsider downwards reduction.

 Responding to their concerns, assemblyman for Fooshegu electoral and chairman of revenue subcommittee chairman, Ibrahim Baba assured the hair dressers that the committee will look into their concerns at the general house meeting. 

‘Let’s not even mention covid 19 impact, our business was already going down drastically and government intervention is needed urgently’, she stated. She appealed to government and the assembly to come to their aid so that they can also contribute their quota to the development of the country.

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