Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Stranded Nigerian traders in Ghana cry out for repatriation

Must read

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala becomes first African to head the WTO

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been voted as the new head of the World Trade Organization. She secured 104 out of 164 votes to become the...

South Africa’s president in self-quarantine after Covid-19 contact

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said...

Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

In 1998, Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric first contested as president of his country Seychelles. That was not going to be his last time but...

Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting

Hundreds of protesters in Philadelphia have marched through the city for a second night, demanding racial justice after police fatally shot a black man. The...
Elvis Adjetey
Elvis Adjetey is an experienced African journalist who has worked with top media brands in Ghana where he is based.
- Advertisement -

Hundreds of Nigerian traders in Ghana have staged a protest demanding their repatriation over what they say is the inhumane treatment from the Ghanaian government.

They are crying foul over the refusal of the Ghanaian authorities to reopen their shops months after they were locked up for alleged violation of Ghana’s investment laws.

In September, the speaker of the Nigerian Parliament led a delegation to Ghana following an outcry over the closure of Nigerian owned shops in Ghana’s retail market.

A Ghanaian delegation was also in Abuja for an amicable resolution of the impasse to ensure that it does not mar diplomatic relations between the neighbouring countries.

But the stranded Nigerian traders are accusing the Ghana government of flouting ECOWAS protocols by refusing to reopen their shops after the high level diplomatic engagement.

- Advertisement -

President of the Nigeria Union of Traders Association (NUTAG), Chukwuemeka Nnaji told the protesters that the High Commission must come to their aid.

“Our shops have been closed for over 10 months now in the Circle area. We have done everything to be able to sustain our families. We can’t pay our children’s school fees and our rents are expiring,” one of the protesters said.

Acting High Commissioner, Esther Arewa who received their petition pledged to address their concerns.

- Advertisement -

But PRO for Trade Ministry Prince Boakye has rejected the demands of the Nigerian traders.

 

Ghana: Nigerian traders protest closure of their shops

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

- Advertisement -

More articles

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala becomes first African to head the WTO

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been voted as the new head of the World Trade Organization. She secured 104 out of 164 votes to become the...

South Africa’s president in self-quarantine after Covid-19 contact

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said...

Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

In 1998, Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric first contested as president of his country Seychelles. That was not going to be his last time but...

Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting

Hundreds of protesters in Philadelphia have marched through the city for a second night, demanding racial justice after police fatally shot a black man. The...

Tanzanians vote in crucial general elections

Tanzanians are voting on Wednesday in general elections as they choose a president and members of parliament. It will be the sixth multi party general...
- Advertisement -