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GUTA DISCONTENT WITH CALLS ON GOV’T TO REOPEN NIGERIAN RETAIL SHOPS.

Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA)- Ashanti Region Chapter has expressed displeasure with persons calling for the reopening of Nigerian shops that were closed down following alleged violations of the country’s retail laws .

The comment by GUTA comes after the former President for All Nigerian Communities in Ashanti Region, Chief Nkem Tony Onyeagolu, called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reopen Nigerian retail shops that were closed down.

Executives of GUTA- Ashanti Region Chapter, who seem peeved with the calls, say the move by the former President for All Nigerian Communities in Ashanti Region, Chief Nkem Tony Onyeagolu is unfortunate, palpable falsehood and an insult to the president and the good people of the country,

In a statement, GUTA explained that the presidential committee which embarked on the locked up exercise enforced a parliamentary enacted laws of the land and that the committee did not target a particular nation.

The statement added that the committee is a public mandated one to ensure sanity and compliance among foreigners in the retail space. 

According to GUTA, the calls the president to review the activities of the Committee on Foreigners in Retail Trade can be considered an unnecessary interference in the affairs of the state by a foreign body.

 “That the said committee did not target any particular nation.  As the name goes, the committee is a public mandated one to ensure sanity and compliance among foreigners in the retail space.  What Chief Nkem lost sight of is that Ghana is a sovereign state with laws and regulations to regulate the trading activities of the country despite our affiliation to some international bodies.

“Therefore telling the president to review the activities of the Committee on Foreigners in Retail Trade is considered an unnecessary interference in the affairs of the state by a foreign body. 

“That the said committee did not target any particular nation.  As the name goes, the committee is a public mandated one to ensure sanity and compliance among foreigners in the retail space.  What Chief Nkem lost sight of is that Ghana is a sovereign state with laws and regulations to regulate the trading activities of the country despite our affiliation to some international bodies”, excerpts of the statement read.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa

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