Some aggrieved GUTA members from the Ashanti Area on Wednesday shut down a number of retailers owned by Nigerians at completely different markets in Kumasi.
Among the areas affected have been Alabah, Adhye, Kejetia and Suame Journal all situated on the Ashanti Regional capital.
The closure of the retailers will not be unconnected with the shutdown of Seme border by the Nigerian authorities, which has left a number of vans of Ghanaian items stranded. An replace on the scenario at Kumasi indicated that the retailers at Alabah, Adhye and Kejetia have all been opened, because of the intervention of Ashanti Regional Police Command.
The Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Boah had deployed males beneath his command to interrupt the locks on the retailers after the showdown.
As in the mean time, retailers at Suame Journal Market, the spare elements hub at Kumasi are nonetheless beneath lock.
The Nationwide President of the Nigerian Union of Traders Affiliation in Ghana (NUTAG), Chief Chukwuemeka Nnaji, who confirmed the latest growth stated, the problem at Suame Journal was but to be resolved.
The Commanders at each locality despatched their personnel and broke the padlocks on the retailers. However Suame wanted re-enforcement. As we’re speaking the retailers are nonetheless locked, he disclosed.
GUTA has been very crucial of the Nigerian authorities because the closure of Seme border on August 20 and had vowed to retaliate.
President of GUTA, Dr. Joseph Obeng in a latest interview had threatened that the Affiliation would foyer the Ghanaian authorities to retaliate by invoking the Ghana Funding Promotion Council (GIPC) Act, which bans foreigners from participating in retail commerce.
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