SECURITY OPERATIVES IN GHANA LOCKS UP SHOPS BELONGING TO NIGERIANS DESPITE EVIDENCE OF TAX PAYMENT
Security operatives in Ghana has forcefully locked up shops belonging to Nigerians.
According to the President of the National Association of Nigerian Traders z Ken Ukaoha, the affected Nigerians include those whose papers and tax payments are up to date.
Ukaoha revealed this in a statement while bringing the attention of the Nigerian Government to the latest attack on them in the country.
Ukaoha said; "The Ghanaian authorities today rolled out all their forces against Nigerians and their businesses, forcefully locking all shops belonging to Nigerians including those whose papers and tax payments were up to date.
"In the process, some Nigerians were manhandled and some goods and belongings confiscated. This is a clear signal and perhaps should be the final attack that must awaken Nigerian Government to reality.
"Would the Nigerian Government wait for further signals to understand that reciprocity is part of diplomacy? How long shall we suffer this humiliation?
"I hereby call on all well-meaning Nigerians and indeed credible leaders to come out and confront this perennial attack and degradation that has defiled the solution and even overwhelmed ECOWAS."
Recall that on December 19th, 2019, 600 shops belonging to foreign traders, particularly Nigerians, at the Kwame Nkrumah circle, Ghana, were locked up by members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association.
However, Ghana's Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Prince Boakye-Boateng, said the exercise was to enforce recommendations from the Presidential Committee probing the impasse between Ghanaian traders and their foreign counterpart.
Boakye-Boateng stated ghat shops were shut down due to the failure of the affected foreign traders to regularise their business.
He insisted they would remain shut until the traders follow the directives on retail trade in the country.