Pioneer! Yesterday I introduced you guys to Kofi Smesh! He told me how the 1979 coup in Ghana affected him. So after the 1979 coup in Ghana, Accra became a little destabilize because the military rulers said they were rebuilding Ghana. According to Kofi, the decision affected all sectors of the economy. Before the coup, he had his tailoring kiosk at the Salaga Market, a former slave market where slaves brought from northern part of Ghana were offloaded. All traders with kiosk at the market were told to move from there unless they are able build stores with blocks/bricks by Hon. E. T Mensah who worked with the military government. Kofi says many of them didn’t have the means to put up structures with blocks so they moved from there. Many people stopped the tailoring job but because he had to take care of his kids, he found his current location around 1983 and he’s been there till now. He says for sometime he was the only tailor in the area and that’s how he earned much of his money. Now there are many tailoring shops in Jamestown owned by young people in the community.