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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 in 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.

Alhassan told Citi Business News that the pressure being mounted on Government by GUTA is Unnecessary.

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

He added that “we are very law abiding and we mean no evil. I understand their frustration but they should understand that God gives and will give all of us our share of the market.”

The group also lauded the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana Olufemi Abikoye for the diplomatic discussions with the Ghanaian government for the suspension of the directive.
Source: citinewsroom.com

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