GUTA fights re-opening of foreign retail shops

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has called for the closure of all retail shops belonging to foreign traders at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

A statement signed by GUTA President, Dr Joseph Obeng, stated that it was discovered that over 90% of the foreigners did not meet the requirements to operate in Ghana, following an inspection of their documents by the Committee on Foreign Retail Trade in the country.

The statement added that despite their illegibility to trade, these foreigners have blatantly refused to close their shops in accordance with the law.

“We, hereby, want the authorities and the general public to note that these recalcitrant foreigners have taken the laws of our country into their own hands with impunity, while the authorities look on unconcerned,” the statement read.

“We wish to be categorical that we will not countenance anything in the contrary and, as a result, we demand the immediate closure of those shops to avoid any unfortunate situation, as tension is mounting on the matter.”

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