Ghana’s traders’ union vows to maintain stance on foreign traders in the country

Trade union members had on Sunday night, locked up more than 100 shops belonging to foreign traders
Ghana's traders' union vows to maintain stance on foreign traders in the country

The Greater Accra Regional Secretary of Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Nana Kwame Poku, says the Association’s stance against foreign retailers is in the right direction.

Poku said the Association must ensure the implementation of the law which the Ghanian authorities have failed to implement over the years.

He described those in authority who ask GUTA to exercise patience with foreign traders as hypocrites.

In the same vein, the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of GUTA, David Kwadwo Amoateng said the group will keep foreigners shops closed until they hear from the Presidency again.

Kwadwo maintains that Ghana’s laws stipulate that foreigners should not engage in retail business, so any foreigner doing that is breaking the law.

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Recall that some GUTA members had on Sunday night, locked up more than 100 shops belonging to foreign traders who they accused of breaching the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) law.

While on his recent tour of the Greater Accra region, President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pleaded with GUTA to allow the ongoing consultations between them, the Trade Ministry and Ghana Immigration Service, on the other hand, to be completed in a bid to find a lasting solution to the problem.


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