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Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by FriendNG: 12:48am On Nov 05, 2019
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.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/361022-ghanaian-traders-lock-up-shops-belonging-to-nigerians-other-foreigners.html

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by Blue3k(m): 12:57am On Nov 05, 2019
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.”

It's always dumb to have laws on book you have no plans on enforcing. Lol it's a good thing they're not smart enough to make this a political issue. GUTA would either lobby government to enforce rules or sway public opinion against the current crop of politicians in 2020 elections.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by chriskosherbal(m): 1:14am On Nov 05, 2019
Matters arising everywhere .


See signature.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by Kpoikpoi: 2:50am On Nov 05, 2019
Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by Kpoikpoi: 2:52am On Nov 05, 2019
And they think that will make us open our borders?
If they like they can close their border too,that's their problem.
It's time for us to start worrying about our own economy not the economy of our neighbors.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by justtoodark: 3:42am On Nov 05, 2019
haha....
stvpid idiiots....
this will make only more nigerians support the border closure....

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by AtikuNetwork: 4:35am On Nov 05, 2019
I don't think this is connected to the border closure issue, though some Ghanaians may use that as yet another excuse to carry out this latest incident.

Ghanaian traders have been repeatedly taking this same action against Nigerians trading in their markets long before now. They claim they can't compete with the Nigerians whom have better access to funds to compete with them in their own markets. undecided

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by kayusely70(m): 5:28am On Nov 05, 2019
Nigeria should also take retaliatory measures.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by Introvertedmarc: 5:50am On Nov 05, 2019
But we have ghanians here operating same scale & type of businesses in Nigeria...

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by Dshocker(m): 7:34am On Nov 05, 2019
All the time Ghana traders are locking up shops belonging to Nigerians

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by Slawormir: 7:35am On Nov 05, 2019
As a real niggarrr

I can easily say our noisy neighbors have started again

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:35am On Nov 05, 2019
E be like say na our sister country (Ghana) this border Closure affect pass o.

We thought it's gonna be Benin Republic and Thailand.

But Ghana has been doing this since the beginning of the year to Nigerians over there.

It's a matter of little time, everything will be settled.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by PureGoldh(m): 7:35am On Nov 05, 2019
Dx Ghanaians just dey do anyhow... Very soon dem go see anyhow undecided

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by PureGoldh(m): 7:36am On Nov 05, 2019
kayusely70:
Nigeria should also take retaliatory measures.

That's not the best option bro

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by englishmart(m): 7:36am On Nov 05, 2019
Beautiful. They should close our useless embassy, too. Of what use is Nigeria to Ghana other than business?
They closed their border, also. Therefore I, a Ghanian-Nigerian am unhappy with Nigeria and Buhari.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by 01mcfadden(m): 7:37am On Nov 05, 2019
Nigeria must go

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by penguinpikin: 7:37am On Nov 05, 2019
Our border is closed for life. Now you guys will have the real heat. Short minded people. Everything that glitters in Ghana belongs to Nigerians,...

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by iCauseTrouble: 7:38am On Nov 05, 2019
Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by SultanOfAbia: 7:38am On Nov 05, 2019
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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:38am On Nov 05, 2019
kayusely70:
Nigeria should also take retaliatory measures.
PureGoldh:

That's not the best option bro
We concur to the reply.
Yea, two wrongs do not make a right!

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by Eventspro23: 7:39am On Nov 05, 2019
So Ghanaian reserve some certain trading for indigenous citizens while they come here to carry out same thing that was banned for foreigners in their land

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by dederocs(m): 7:39am On Nov 05, 2019
This is Ghana, always vindictive,local clowns...they will loose more,they can affect some Nigerians and maybe a couple of millions of cedis, but when we hit them, it will affect their government, and they will loose tens of billions of cedis...they can't win this.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by vibbb: 7:39am On Nov 05, 2019
Another xenophobic attack in making.
Black hate Blacks when we are supposed to unite and rule the world together, what a pity.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by Beat123(f): 7:39am On Nov 05, 2019
They using that to spite
Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by Yeeyo: 7:40am On Nov 05, 2019
Ghanain are fool thats not the best way of handling things

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by setobaba: 7:40am On Nov 05, 2019
another Ghanaphobia

If Ghana can challenge our citizens there, then it can only prove no African Nation that still hold us in high esteem, hence Nigerians are suffering both home and abroad, for just been a citizen of this uselss country for some people.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by dederocs(m): 7:40am On Nov 05, 2019
englishmart:
Beautiful. They should close our useless embassy, too. Of what use is Nigeria to Ghana other than business?
They closed their border, also. Therefore, I, a Ghanian-Nigerian am unhappy with Nigeria and Buhari.
Impersonator...you be real Ghana boy, shut up.
This law shows that Ghana is not ready to respect trade agreements,this is a racist law, black on black racism, shame on Ghana, Nigeria government must demand Ghana recind this laws as one of the conditions to opening our border to their goods. Ghana as a nation is anti Nigeria.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by mechanics(m): 7:41am On Nov 05, 2019
They are really bitter against Nigerians.

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Re: Ghanaian Traders Lock Shops Belonging To Nigerians & Other Foreigners by LOSKYXANDER: 7:41am On Nov 05, 2019
Who do Africans this kind thing?

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