One of the greatest challenges facing the managers of Accra Mall is how to deal with lesbians and prostitutes, who are using the shopping centre as a fertile ground to practice their illegal trade.
One major area where such lesbians and prostitutes advertise themselves is behind the doors of the various female washrooms situated in the mall. As soon as one sits on the water closet, the first thing that catches one's attention is the writing scrawled by many hands behind the door.
The contact numbers and the names of the lesbians are written on the doors with blue and black ink. Some of them read: “Are you a lesbian? Call Lydia on …. for a chat. If you are a white lesbian, call me on… for relationship,” among others.
Apart from lesbians, some prostitutes have also written their phones numbers behind some of the restrooms for business.
Michael Oduro Konadu, the Marketing Officer of Broll Ghana Limited, managers of Accra Mall told Economic Tribune that: “it is difficult to identify a prostitute in the Mall because of the crowd that shows up on a daily basis.”
“Most young ladies who parade themselves on the corridors of the Mall are prostitutes either waiting to be picked up by their clients or looking out for men seeking sexual adventure. This makes their transactions more discreet,” Konadu added.
He disclosed that on a few occasions he had witnessed prostitutes being kicked out of the mall by the security team.
“Lesbians and prostitutes are posing great challenge to us, but we want to assure our customers that we shall deal with the problem as soon as possible. We have taken a new measure to bring in police patrol to the parking lot every morning and every evening,” Mr Konadu noted.