Nigerian traders laud government over not sacking foreigners

| Updated Jul 30, 2018 at 7:05am



Nigerian traders in the country have lauded the government for suspending its directive to sack foreign retailers from the various markets in the country.

The Trade Ministry last month issued a directive to foreign traders operating on the market to move out by July 27.

But the ministry later suspended the directive, citing low education and inadequate consultations.

The Ghana Union of Traders Association(GUTA) has expressed its disappointment over the current development and has asked members to defend their businesses.

Local traders in the retail industry have been calling for the removal of their foreign counterparts.

The Association has accused the foreigners of selling fake and substandard goods to the Ghanaian consumers.

It has also accused the foreigners of evading taxes.

A leader of the Nigerian Traders Group in Ghana, Yahaya Alhassan has assured that it has begun an advocacy to ensure that all Nigerian traders fulfil their tax obligations.

He said says the Nigerian traders are many so they cannot control all of them but will make sure that they all do things right.

He has also added that they are very law abiding and mean no evil.