in

Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners

Struggling to get life solutions? Contact Mugwenu Doctors. They use herbs and strong spiritual powers to heal long term disease such as pressure, diabetes, ulcers, gonorrhea, syphilis. Life Problems such as love, family problem, hardships in business. For consultation, Call: +254740637248 Learn More

Ghanaian traders at Opera Square in Accra on Tuesday locked up shops belonging to foreign nationals involved in retail business. Most of the shops are believed to belong to Nigerians.

This is the third time such an incident is happening at the same venue; the most recent was in July this year. It is unclear the number of shops that were closed today.

“According to what I heard, over 50…maybe less. We are not sure,” said Chukuemeka Nnaji, President of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association of Ghana.
Citinewsroom, however, reports over 50 shops had been locked up by midday.

The Ghanaian traders said the activities of the foreign nationals contravene Section 27 of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Act 865. The law bars foreign nationals from:

  1. The sale of goods or provision of services in a market, petty trading or hawking or selling of goods in a stall at any place
  2. The operation of taxi or car hire service in an enterprise that has a fleet of less than twenty-five vehicles;
  3. The operation of a beauty salon or a barbershop;
  4. The printing of recharge scratch cards for the use of subscribers of telecommunication services; the production of exercise books and other basic stationery;
  5. The retail of finished pharmaceutical products;
  6. The production, supply and retail of sachet water; and
  7. All aspects of pool betting business and lotteries, except football pool.
    The traders say they are forced to carry out the operations following the government’s failure to enforce the GIPC laws.

“If police will not do it, we will do it ourselves,” said one of the traders. “It has been many years since we started this activity, the Police is not willing to help us. So we have to help ourselves, protect our laws.”
This action comes just four days after a similar operation was carried out by members of GUTA in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Myjoyonline.com reports that several shops belonging to Nigerians in at least five markets in Kumasi were locked up last Thursday.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Albert Offei, had told Joy News last Thursday the action would soon be extended to other parts of the country.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

11 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Edeh Johnson Onyedikachi
November 5, 2019 9:52 am

Retaliatory steps

Nyikwagh Manasseh
November 5, 2019 11:32 am

wow

AKINWUMI KOLAWOLE JOHN
November 5, 2019 11:37 am

Good

Oluwaseun Odumusi
November 6, 2019 12:31 am

This is becoming a serious issue

Nyikwagh Manasseh
November 6, 2019 5:42 am

seriously?

Jeremiah Adeliyi
November 6, 2019 5:56 am

that a way to force open the border but would that make it open.

YAHAYA SAHEED
November 12, 2019 4:40 pm

Evil and wickedness

Kolade John
November 15, 2019 4:07 am

This issue is really serious ooh, the closure of our borders must have been the cause

Jonah Ojodomo Friday
November 15, 2019 4:24 pm

Ghana also is doing this to is

Emmanuel Peter
November 21, 2019 8:08 pm

Why are they taking us for ride

JUST IN: Appeal Court Orders INEC to Conduct Fresh Election In Kano

Cubana Chief Priest Unfollows Mercy, Deletes All Her Photos On Instagram