The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has asked their Nigerian counterparts at the Nkrumah Circle to be submissive if they want their closed shops opened.
“At the end of the day, we may open the shops for them. If we go there this morning and they show remorse we will open it for them. They have to be submissive, they have to cool down but if they don’t, we will show them that we are living in our country,” National Organiser of GUTA Clement Boateng told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr.
It comes after President Akufo-Addo criticised the decision by GUTA to shut down shops owned by members of Nigerian traders at circle.
Addressing the leadership and members of Ghana Union of Traders Association as part of his tour of the Greater Accra Region at a stopover in Mokola, President Akufo-Addo said GUTA must allow the ongoing consultations between them, the Trade Ministry and Ghana Immigration Service, on the other hand, to be completed in order to find a lasting solution to the problem.
“People cannot take the law into their own hands and enforce the law. If we do that, Ghana will become chaotic. We have to be careful about this phenomenon of taking the law into our own hands about situations that government is yet to resolve” President Akufo-Addo said.
“Please allow the work that the Trade Minister and the Committee are doing with the Immigration Authorities to progress. I am confident that if we allow same to work, your issues with foreign participation in the retail business will soon be a thing of the past in line with the law” President Akufo Addo added.