Business News of Wednesday, 15 September 2021
The Nigeria Union of Traders Association, Ghana (NUTAG) has called on President Akufo-Addo to intervene on their behalf following an alleged threat on their members by the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) to attack and forcibly remove Nigerian traders found in Ghana.
NUTAG says GUTA has threatened to shut down the shops of its members.
According to them, this is against ongoing discussions between the Inter-Ministerial Committee of both countries to review a concession to allow “our members who have not registered with the GIPC to stay out the remaining days, months or years of their tenancy agreement after which they are supposed to pack out because the rent for those shops shall not be renewed and will not be allowed to rent shops anywhere in Ghana.”
GUTA has threatened to shut down the shops of Nigerians if they don’t exit from the retail market.
But NUTAG President, Chief Chukwuemeka Nnaji, in the statement asked President Akufo-Addo, President Muhammadu Buhari, the ECOWAS Commission, and the international community to “urgently intervene and prevent GUTA from attacking our members as they have promised in their last press release.”
Read the full statement below: