The Nigerians traders packed out of their stores adhering to what they say is attack from their Ghanaian counterparts.
Nigerian traders have resumed company Saturday after days of agitations, among them and their Ghanaian counterparts in the spare parts market at Suame Magazine.
Talking to Joy News at the country’s largest spare parts hub in the Ashanti regional cash, Kumasi, the president of the Nigerian Traders Affiliation, Kizito Obiora explained, “We are back in organization by God’s grace but law enforcement are patrolling in the marketplace.”
Stores belonging to Nigerian traders have been shut down by Ghanaians, who vowed to evict foreigners from the marketplace.
Traders at Suame required point out authorities to implement the area law which helps prevent foreigners from partaking in a retail business immediately after they accused the Nigerians of having about the marketplace and flooding it with substandard items.
Some Nigerian traders had to pack out of their stores for concern of even more agitation from the agitated traders.
President of the Nigerian Stores Affiliation, Ikechukwu Obiara instructed Joy Information their outlets were being underneath lock because Thursday, June 13.
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Although the Ghanaian spare areas dealers in Suame have been faced with a large amount of backlash from the public for their steps, their fellow dealers in Abossey-Okai, a suburb of Accra is siding with them.
Leaders of the Abossey Okai Spare Aspect Dealers at the press convention
In a press conference, the traders demanded the government urgently implement legislation that prohibit foreigners from participating in retail trade in Ghana, a reiteration of the woes of their counterparts in Kumasi.
Their claim is backed by Section 27(1) of the Ghana Investments Trade and Advertising Centre (GIPC) Act 865.
It states “a man or woman who is not a citizen or organization which is not wholly owned by citizens shall not spend or take part in the sale of items or provision of services in a sector, petty trading or hawking or offering of merchandise in a retail store.”
At the news conference, co-chairman of the Aboesey-Okai Spare Parts Dealers Affiliation, Clement Boateng, in reference to regulation questioned why the foreigners have been permitted to have interaction in retail trade as a substitute of wholesale.
“We set on file that for more than 15 many years, the Affiliation has been calling for the many stakeholders to enforce this law and stop foreigners without the lawful backing, from the retail business enterprise,” Boateng explained.
Having said that, Mr Obiora confirmed to Pleasure News’ Kojo Manu that eincredibly shop has been opened and no attempt of harassment on the Nigerians has been sighted given that they resumed business.
He explained, “I feel the stability company have completed their get the job done to avoid more attacks and they have restored peace and harmony.”