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Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Kwanza: 10:29am On Nov 01, 2019
Angry members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) on Thursday stormed shops owned by Nigerians in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital, and locked them up.

GUTA members have for some time now waged a war on foreigners doing retail business in the country.

They cite Ghanaian laws to justify their action, insisting that they have been left with no choice than to move into the markets and lock the shops up themselves because the law enforcement agencies fail to do their work.

GUTA says foreign retailers flout section 27 of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Act 865.

That law stipulates that 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 must be reserved for Ghanaians.

Other activities not permitted for non-citizens include:

-Operation of taxi or car hire service in an enterprise that has a fleet of less than twenty-five vehicles

-Operation of a beauty salon or a barbershop

-Printing of recharge scratch cards for the use of subscribers of telecommunication services

-Production of exercise books and other basic stationery

-Retail of finished pharmaceutical products

-Production and retail of sachet water.

GUTA members say this law is being flouted by foreigners, particularly Nigerians, on grounds that the ECOWAS protocol on free movement of goods and persons across the sub-region allows them to trade and do any kind of business in Ghana.

Luv FM’s Asenso Mensah reports that agitated GUTA members on Thursday morning stormed at least five big markets in the Ashanti Region, forced out the foreign retailers and locked their shops.

Foreign traders in Kejetia, Suame Magazine, Adum and Asafo markets were all yanked out of the shops on Thursday, reports Asenso Mensah.

GUTA Public Relations Officer, Albert Mensah Offei, told Joy News that the locking up of retail shops owned by foreigners will soon be extended to other parts of the country.

The action by GUTA is the second time this year.

Meanwhile, many say the action by GUTA is retaliation for the Nigerian government’s decision to close its land borders indefinitely.

Nigeria says it hopes to cut down on smuggling by closing its borders.

The move has been widely criticised by both regional and international trade associations.

GUTA has been among the fiercest critic of the decision by Nigeria to close its borders.

https://www.myjoyonline.com/business/2019/October-31st/guta-locks-up-shops-owned-by-nigerians-again.php

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Coldie(m): 2:31pm On Nov 01, 2019
Nigerians are funny sha, just to bear I dae abroad u guys go through hell.
With all the untapped locations in Nigeria with our large market somebody would go to Ghana to go and do petty trading.

If its there law I can't question it, but I hope ECOWAS won't scream blue murder when Nigeria retaliates.

I know many people from Niger republic in PH who own shops and kiosks and engage other petty services but we no send.

There country there rules Goodluck to them, poor countries are always very petty, the fact that Ghanaians are dragging petty trading with immigrants, a low-level business, shows how low these Ghanaians are. If not for Juliet Ibrahim I would think all Ghanaians are not reasonable

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Menance: 2:31pm On Nov 01, 2019
Ghanaians are in Sifia pains

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by QuiverBox(f): 2:31pm On Nov 01, 2019
Hmmm
Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Worksunlimited: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
Future bashing upcoming

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Nobody: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
Them go soon start to deport Nigerians from Ghana the way this Border matter dey go so

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Nobody: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
K
Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by u11ae1013: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
Honestly, they have no single reason to protest this border closure because there are 2 countries between nigeria and Ghana

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Dobson43: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
lipsrsealed


Just imagine

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Worksunlimited: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
QuiverBox:
Hmmm

You sef dey book space...
Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by StupidNLmods: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
If those useless looting apc rogues and the dead President are performing well, who will enter Ghana? undecided

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by BUSHHUNTER: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
Even Ghana

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Officialgarri: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
So they have these so much laws that prevent foreigners from operating business in their country, yet they want us to open our borders for them? angry

We die here, we will not open that border.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Jay5mie: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2019
Nigeria must go

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by edlion57(m): 2:33pm On Nov 01, 2019
Ghanian ...na una go suffer am pass

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by helinues: 2:33pm On Nov 01, 2019
GUTA abi Na GUTTER are only doing gra gra

Why not advise your government to also close your borders ..

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Nobody: 2:33pm On Nov 01, 2019
Well, that's a very stup#d law, these Ghanaians are starting to piss me off, all because we say no to smuggling, they decided to frustrated our people doing legimate business in their country.


please if you know any Ghanaian shops around ur area, indicate, let's reciprocate this kind jesture

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by EggSauce(m): 2:34pm On Nov 01, 2019
And people keep wondering why Nigerians still progress outside the country or within the country even with the bad leaders we have. . . I can beat my chest and say this.. no Nigerian will wake up and lock foreigners shop because of law or something... We have our bad sides but not up to this nonsense. Very useless anyhow human beings... ECOWAS should be scrapped it has outlived it's usefulness already

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by SpecialAdviser(m): 2:34pm On Nov 01, 2019
What is really wrong with Ghananians? What was also wrong with our leaders for chasing them out of Nigeria?

In fact, what is wrong with blacks? I'm out

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Patrioticman007(m): 2:34pm On Nov 01, 2019
That's good for them, let us tighten our own small scales businesses too.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Kingslaw(m): 2:34pm On Nov 01, 2019
As usual, Nigeria government will do no shit about it.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Situation001(m): 2:34pm On Nov 01, 2019
Buying what they can't handle..

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by angelEmade: 2:34pm On Nov 01, 2019
Ghana...is pained ooo

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by HajiMT: 2:34pm On Nov 01, 2019
Nigeria and Nigerians are destined to succeed, it is just a matter of time

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by DennisEche(m): 2:35pm On Nov 01, 2019
GHANA DE MAD O

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Patrioticman007(m): 2:35pm On Nov 01, 2019
That's good for them, let us tighten our own small scales businesses too and reserve them for Nigerians only.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by naijadrivablog: 2:36pm On Nov 01, 2019
Ghana must go, Nigeria must stay?
Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Nobody: 2:36pm On Nov 01, 2019
Ghanaians depend on Nigeria for survival

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Angelfrost(m): 2:37pm On Nov 01, 2019
If those listed laws and regulations are true, then this is laudable... Nigeria government should borrow a leaf from these dark Negroes.

I have no complaints whatsoever.... But, if this is any way linked maliciously to the border closure, then I laugh in Kenkey, cos it won't work. grin

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Shut Nigerian Shops, Again by Nobody: 2:37pm On Nov 01, 2019
GUTA grin

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