Suame: GUTA, Foreign spare parts dealers invited by police over attacks on foreign traders

| Updated Aug 03, 2018 at 11:34am


Ikechukwu Obira, leader of Nigerian Spare Parts Dealers in Suame


The Ashanti Regional Police command has summoned the leadership of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) and Nigerian spare part dealers in Suame following alleged attacks on foreign retailers.

This was after about 500 foreign spare parts dealers at Suame Magazine yesterday (August 2), besieged the local Police station for protection.

The foreigners say their lives are in danger after unknown persons assaulted their members and kicked them out of business.

Reports say they have closed their shops as a result of incessant death threats.

This comes at the back of a directive for foreigners to evacuate the retail market which government later withdrew.

A last-minute decision by the Ministry of Trade and Industry to rescind its directive asking foreigners to leave the domestic retail trade for indigenous Ghanaians.

Meanwhile, key stakeholders in the trade industry have been engaging in dialogue to settle the matter has met stiff resistance from GUTA.