About Fifteen more shops belonging to Nigerians have been closed down by the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) — which says it’s enforcing the country’s Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Act 865 that forbids foreign nationals from sale of goods or provision of services in a market.
The latest action brought the total number of trade outlets owned by Nigerians — which have been shut down since last July at the Opera Square in Accra to 70, according to a report by DailyTrust.
The showdown on Monday, DailyTrust also said is part of GUTA’s plan to cripple Nigerian businesses in the nation’s capital.
The newspaper reported that Nigerian businesses at the Tip Toe Lane at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle are believed to be the next in line, as it was gathered that GUTA plans to lock up the Nigerian shops in the area on Tuesday.
The national president of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana (NUTAG), Chukwuemeka Nnaji, has advised his members to close their shops today to avoid destruction of their goods and businesses.
Meanwhile, the timely intervention of police officers and the Nigerian Mission in Ghana averted a major clash between members of GUTA and NUTAG yesterday.