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Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by topboss: 12:27pm On Feb 26, 2020
The Nigerian Union of Traders Association Ghana (NUTAG) claims their members have now resorted to begging for survival over closure of their shops by the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA).

Speaking to Citi News, Secretary-General of NUTAG, Comrade Evaristus Nwankwo, said the locking up of shops has subjected members to severe economic hardship forcing some Nigerian traders to go back home.

In 2019, over 600 shops operated by foreigners were closed down for engaging in retail business exclusively reserved for Ghanaian traders. Majority of these clocked up shops were owned by Nigerians.

The Nigerian traders have insisted that they are permitted to trade in the country by ECOWAS protocols and have made several appeals to stakeholders for amicable intervention.

Comrade Nwankwo said the Association is still appealing to the government to intervene and have their shops reopened.

“There are serious challenges and that is why we are pleading [with the government]. Most of our members have resorted to begging from some of us whose shops are still open. They come to ask for GH¢100, GH¢50.”

“In one of our meetings, we had to do a freewill donation to accommodate those who are at Circle. Some have children who are sick and need medication all the time. I know about five of them who have gone back to Nigeria. Is this good news for the Ghana government? I don’t think so. It is giving a negative image to this country,” he said.

NUTAG – GUTA impasse

There has been a level of hostility between NUTAG and GUTA over the local retail space.

Ghanaian traders are also pushing for the enforcement of Ghana’s laws that prohibit foreigners from engaging in retail trade.

Hundreds of shops owned by Nigerians have been locked up in a move by GUTA to clamp down on foreigners engaged in retail businesses against Ghanaian laws.

Local retailers in parts of Accra and Kumasi have in recent times locked up the foreign-owned shops, preventing foreigners from going about their business.

NUTAG said its members have endured harassment since 2007, hence appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to immediately intervene in its ongoing brawl with the GUTA.

https://mobile.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/Nigerian-traders-in-Ghana-turn-beggars-over-locked-up-shops-NUTAG-874828


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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by topboss: 12:34pm On Feb 26, 2020
Bet Ghanian shops are open in every Ecowas country and around the world.
Wen will Ghana end their wicked ways?

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by inoki247: 1:56pm On Feb 26, 2020
we no kuku get Government if is to Tax people dem sabi dat one wella...

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by KingSatan: 1:57pm On Feb 26, 2020
Where is the spirit of Ecowas?

This is indeed one of the worse times being a Nigerian.

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by EdoPrince93(m): 1:57pm On Feb 26, 2020
This is terrible...Begging? Ghana and breaking of ecowas protocols is like Lifeless presidiot and his dead vulture meat seller on nairaland...
God will see them through this trying times...

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:57pm On Feb 26, 2020
In 2019, over 600 shops operated by foreigners were closed down for engaging in retail business exclusively reserved for Ghanaian traders. Majority of these clocked up shops were owned by Nigerians.
And they are complaining and crying about our borders being locked?
We just dey start.

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by datola: 1:57pm On Feb 26, 2020
Begging

Nigerians are too industrious than resorting to begging because of some shop closure.

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Akanoaaa(m): 1:58pm On Feb 26, 2020
Buhari to be blame.
Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by IprintMONEY: 1:58pm On Feb 26, 2020
is there any ghana union of traders nigeria in ngeria?

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Elexdallas(m): 1:58pm On Feb 26, 2020
Hard time to be a Nigerian

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by busomma: 1:59pm On Feb 26, 2020
Let them come back home.

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by cbrezy(m): 1:59pm On Feb 26, 2020
angry

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Kingpele(m): 1:59pm On Feb 26, 2020
Dat bad mehn but I can't travel to any Africa country anymore, it makes no sense to me, we have the population for business and we arethe biggest economy... Around 2009 someone decieved me into going to gambia, when I got to Gambia, I saw that with little population this guys are not as developed as they should be, I had to cross back to naija... Our government should intervene on this issues, especially as it regards to this border closure

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by vincentjk(m): 1:59pm On Feb 26, 2020
They keep oppressing the average igbo man doing well on his own

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Louisananda7(m): 1:59pm On Feb 26, 2020
Ghana and nigeria are the same thing no need to complain, face life as you see it.

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Jaqenhghar: 1:59pm On Feb 26, 2020
SMH. Una never leave this Ghana matter face una wahala
Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Imoobot(m): 2:00pm On Feb 26, 2020
on point
Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by MANNABBQGRILLS: 2:00pm On Feb 26, 2020
busomma:
Let them come back home.
.....dat one sef dey.

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by PHijo(m): 2:00pm On Feb 26, 2020
topboss:
Bet Ghanian shops are open in every Ecowas country and around the world.
Wen will Ghana end their wicked ways?
Nigeria that closed her borders nko? Is that kindness?

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by dataking: 2:00pm On Feb 26, 2020
What a shame

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Mopolchi: 2:00pm On Feb 26, 2020
Is Ghana a country in this world? I wonder why Nigerians are still wasting their time there angry

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by ybalogs(m): 2:00pm On Feb 26, 2020
Imagine making our brothers suffer and we say the whites are more tribalistic. Let them just come back and try to salvage their remaining pride.

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by millionboi2: 2:01pm On Feb 26, 2020
She bi una close boder

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Pidginwhisper: 2:01pm On Feb 26, 2020
Nigerians resorts to begging in Ghana over closed shops?. Please say something else, this joke is not funny grin grin. No amount of fabricated lies will make naija open the border. Shey no be Ghanaweb again, site wey you fit see something like. “A Takoradi man turns to dog after being touched by a Nigerian”.

The only problem dem get for that country na Nigeria
grin

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by ybalogs(m): 2:02pm On Feb 26, 2020
Mopolchi:
Is Ghana a country in this world? I wonder why Nigerians are still wasting their time there angry
Let's just pray not to find succor where lies difficulties. Not all Ghanaians are bad but as it is,all will be stereotyped.
Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by RedBororo(m): 2:02pm On Feb 26, 2020
See organize country enforcing law, here foreign take even jobs meant for us and nobody go talk, apart from illegal migrants especially Chinese and indian support by our high and mighty

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Nobody: 2:02pm On Feb 26, 2020
That is what happens when you turn another man's land to yours.
Abi, wetin do 9ja wey you no fit invest the little you had in.

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by September13: 2:02pm On Feb 26, 2020
If we had a responsible government, I'll tell you to keep holding up cos it will soon be sorted

But with this government that lives are being lost everyday and their so called effort isn't yielding and result

I'll advice you to come back home



May God be with you

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by Renforce: 2:04pm On Feb 26, 2020
Nawa! Ghana of all places undecided
Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by IsaacRocks(m): 2:04pm On Feb 26, 2020
That's serious

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Re: Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG by ybalogs(m): 2:04pm On Feb 26, 2020
If we start our own now,them go say Naija don start again. The luck all these countries have is that we are just too accommodating and don't use the wickedness of a few against the sincere ones.

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