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02-Dec-2019  
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Six persons have been arrested following a bloody clash between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders in Accra. Three persons, according to the police, were injured during the Monday morning fight at Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

The fight follows the closure of shops belonging to some Nigerian traders.

Earlier report suggested that the aggrieved Nigerian traders attacked their Ghanaian counterparts with guns and cutlasses. ACP Abraham Acquaye, the Nima Police Divisional Commander, confirmed the arrest and injuries to DGN Online. There has been tension between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders in recent time. Shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Kumasi were shut down this year allegedly by the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA).

Ghanaian traders feel foreigners, particularly Nigerians, Chinese and Lebanese have taken over their retail business.

Vice President of All Chairmen Association, a Ghanaian Traders’ group, Kojo Dankwa, told journalists at Circle, that Nigerians have succeeded in taking over business from Ghanaians through unfair trade practices.

He said Nigerian traders in Ghana were recruiting their relatives from Nigeria and placing them at vantage points to gain hold of the market over their Ghanaian counterparts.

A Ghanaian trader, Kwabena Adjei, in an interview with DGN Online could not understand why Pakistanis were even into retail deal in Ghana.


 
 
Source: Melvin Tarlue
 
 

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Name: nana k
it is God that must punish the authorities who are looking on unconcern...what does the law say about retailing..u dont live in a jungle..we live in a society governed by laws..i see a possible xenophobic attack in Ghana soon
 
Name: BIG BIG
Who issue the permit to them? If he or she pays tax then he is right to sell. This is common sense.
 
Name: pee
Ghanaian traders will not learn from these foreigners how they have been able to penetrate through the market and are really making it. we are rather full of greed and selfishness. hate and embarking on ***barred word*** attacks. a Nigeria man sells a laptop charger at circle for 17.00 or 20.00. the Ghanaian goes to pick it and sell it to his follow Ghanaian for 50.00. you see the greed and selfishness? We buy stuff from them at a very cheaper prices and sell it over 200 to 300 percent. why wont they penetrate the market. by the time you finish selling your product at that 50.00, he has sold his in large quantities then you now come to envy them. you see your life
 
Name: too much
rubbish, come and show us the Pakistani retailer
 



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