Xenophobia: Over 600 Nigerian shops locked up again by Ghanaian traders

ACCRA Over 600 shops belonging to foreign traders particularly Nigerians at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle have been locked up by members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA).

This is not the first time GUTA members had embarked on such an exercise in their quest to rid the Ghanaian market of foreign traders who are engaging in retail.

According to GUTA, government has failed to enforce Section 27 (1) of the GIPC Act, which bars foreigners from doing retail business.

Some of the local traders tell Citi News they will enforce the law if government is not willing to adhere to their request.

Some of the Nigerian traders mostly affected in the operation reiterated calls for Ghana government to intervene to resolve the impasse between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders.

Meanwhile, the Nima Divisional Police Commander, ACP Abraham Acquaye who was at the scene with his men to maintain order noted that some traders who pelted the police have been arrested.

We have been able to make a few arrests and they have been sent to the police headquarters for further investigations.