Ethiopia: Rods For Sale

[Addis Fortune]At Minalesh Tera area around the Abinet Hotel in Addis Ketema District, a wide variety of outdated items are up for sale at cheap prices. But some like wires long iron rods collected from houses demolished for redevelopment are remolded and chiseled to give them their original shapes. This helps the sellers negotiate for much better prices than when selling them without doing so. For the most part, goods on sale at the Minalesh Tera are overused, outdated and unreliable.