Market Friday

This is my entry post for #MarketFriday hosted by @dswigle.

Welcome to Madina market. Technically, this isn’t the exact or real market. The market itself is inside but it’s full. Some of the traders have therefore extended it to the roadside. The market begins just when you get down from a car at the bus stop, or for me who was coming from the other side, it begins when you cross the footbridge.

There are fruit vendors selling all kinds of fruits just at the roadside. You can get variety of fruits there without having to walk too long into the market.

You will get cassava, plantain, cereals and other foodstuffs. You will also get canned tomatoes with various brand names there.

There’s a big market for second hand goods here in Ghana. You can get all kinds of shoes imported mostly from Europe and the US here. They are often not in the best of shapes but are much cheaper than going to buy a new one.

There are also second hand clothes, not just shoes. Quiet a lot of people buy these items. The average new men’s shirt will cost you 10$ but here you can get some for 2$ and you can even negotiate to pay less than that.

Traders have occupied most of the roads so it’s even difficult for shoppers to come to the market with their cars. Whenever a car is coming, the traders will make way and just after it has passed, they reassemble their wares.

These are some pictures from Madina roadside markets. Hopefully, will get some pictures from within the market next time.


Thank you for joining the #MarketFriday challenge! Wow! The vendors really have to keep on their toes with the cars coming all day long. The fruits looked really fresh and very nice. I would easily go there to shop, probably buying from the outside and hustle out of there.

Is it cheaper to purchase from the vendors outside as opposed to inside? Do they need a permit to sell on the sidewalk or only inside?

They have a lot of second-hand shops here, for clothing, furniture, and household goods. They are so much cheaper and for people that need to budget smaller, it is a good deal to be able to look decent and pay a cheaper price. This was a great post and explanation! Thank you!

I love the experience of it all. I appreciate the love and support given to #MarketFriday! Thank you! Truly! Your participation adds a piece of your world, and I have to say, people are interested in is seeing it. This entire challenge has opened up the world to me and so many others. Thank you again for being a part of all this! I am so happy to see you here! I hope you have a fabulous day! Hive on!!

Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:

Rules of the Road

I put these here for guidance for people. Any questions, ask.

  1. Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service.
    Take pictures! Be creative!
  2. Tell us a little bit about the market or the event. What brought you there? What did you buy? How much did it cost?
  3. Post the picture(s) Of course, you should tell a little bit about the ones you post
  4. Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post #hive-196308 (this is not required, but appreciated)
  5. Drop the link into the MarketFriday comment section so I can find it
  6. Following me and reblogging the post so more see it would be appreciated !! Not a rule, just appreciated, more vision for more views on your posts!
  7. You must put #MarketFriday by @dswigle somewhere on your post. If you don't and someone reads it, there is nothing to tie #MarketFriday to that post. Pretty please?

As always, please remember! #MarketFriday loves you!

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It’s slightly cheaper buying from inside the market than buying from outside but walking/driving through all this to get there sometimes make it a bit unpleasant. Lawfully, they aren’t supposed to sell there but enforcement of laws is sometimes a challenge where I am.