Again, Ghana Trade Ministry Sacks, Non-Indigines from Markets

The Ghanaian Trade Ministry this weekend directed non-natives to vacate all markets in the country. The Ghana Union of Traders Associations (GUTA) had persisted in mounting pressure on the authorities to eject non-Ghanaians from traditional markets.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry, in its directive, gave a 30-day ultimatum to all non-Ghanaians in retail trading to vacate all the markets in the country.
A public notice issued the ministry read, “Notwithstanding the numerous interventions by government to encourage non-Ghanaians engaged in retail trading in the market place to relocate, some non-Ghanaians have refused to comply”.
Persons who fail to comply with the order, the release stated, would face the wrath of the law.
“The non-Ghanaians who further contravene the provisions of the Act 865 in the GIPC Law 2013 shall be persecuted,” it stressed.
Reacting to the recent directive asking foreign traders to vacate markets, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Ademola Seyi Onafowokan called for caution.

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