The Nigeria Union Traders Association of Ghana (NUTAG) is asking the Government of Ghana to come clear on its plans concerning the closure of shops belonging to its members.
About a month after the closure of the shops, the association is worried about the situation it claimed had brought untoward hardships on NUTAG members.
In a Citi News interview the General Secretary of the association, Comrade Everystus Nwankwor, said he government must make known its line of action regarding their issue so they can be advised.
“We do not have much to say about this other than opening the shops. It is like Ghanaians are disallowing Nigerians to trade. They should be bold enough. They are speaking in parables. They should come out and say that for the next month, we do not need Nigerians to trade but not use the word foreigners because that is deceptive. We know Togoleses, Burkinabes and Nigeriens who are doing business in Ghana and nobody touches them.”
NUTAG has also called on GUTA to come to the aid of its indigenous employees who have also been unemployed since the closure of its shops.
The two associations have been having running battles over the local retail space as the Ghanaian traders push for the enforcement of Ghana’s laws that prohibit foreigners from engaging in retail trade.