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We Are Angry Nigerians Took Over Our Retail Business, They Must Go—Ghanaian Traders

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The Ghana Union of Merchants Affiliation (GUTA) at Kasoa within the Central area has threatened to shut down outlets of overseas nationals, particularly Nigerians, engaged in retail enterprise.

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The group stated the invasion of foreigners in retail enterprise had made their companies to break down.



Common Secretary of GUTA at Kasoa, Shiny Agyemang, who spoke to a piece of the media, expressed fear over the federal government’s incapability to implement the legal guidelines on overseas companies in Ghana.

In a report by Ghanaweb, he stated members of the affiliation are livid and turning into impatient in the direction of the continual invasion of foreigners within the retail enterprise.

Agyemang urged the federal government to handle the problem to keep away from it from degenerating.

He stated: “The foreigners have taken over our market that’s the reason GUTA is complaining. They’ve taken over all throughout the nation however as it’s now, Kasoa is the strongest space for these foreigners.

“So, we’re praying to the federal government to come back to our help.

“The legislation says a foreigner can’t do retail besides Ghanaians however the foreigners are doing retail in our markets and so we’ll shut their outlets. We are going to use the legislation; we’ll implement the legislation to shut their outlets.”

For years, GUTA and a few overseas nationals, particularly Nigerians, have been at battle over retail commerce within the nation. Final 12 months, members of GUTA forcibly locked up some foreign-owned outlets in Higher Accra and Kumasi within the Ashanti area.

The commerce battle led to a high-powered delegation flying from Nigeria to Ghana to fulfill parliament over the Ghana Funding Promotion Centre (GIPC) legislation that stops foreigners from partaking within the retail enterprise.

The Nationwide President of Nigerian Union of Merchants Affiliation, Ghana (NUTAG), Chukwuemeka Nnaji, stated, “The ECOWAS protocol offers all residents of member states equal rights to do enterprise, reside and set up a enterprise in every member state.”

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