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Ghanaian traders shut 50 shops owned by Nigerians

Not fewer than 50 shops owned by Nigerians were shut down on Monday at the Opera Square in Central Accra by the Electrical Dealers Association of Ghana.

According to Correspondent reports, members of the association, at about 10 am, stormed shops owned by Nigerians inside the malls and ordered them to leave, while they padlocked their shops

The Electrical Dealers Association in Ghana which made good the threat to lock up retail shops operated by foreigners, citing the violation of their local legislation had last week issued a notice to all non-Ghanaians to vacate their shops by November 4.

Its spokesman, Samuel Addo said the decision was consistent with Section 27(1) of Act 865 of the Ghana Investment Promotion Council which reserves retail business for indigenes.

The Ghanaian traders did not encounter any resistance as Nigerians there readily complied.

The president of the Nigerian Union of Traders Associations in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Nnaji, who was present during the clamp down, later reported  the incident to the police.

AP

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