Ghana Authorities Open Over 600 Shops Belonging To Nigerians

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Ghanaian Government have reopened not less than 600 shops belonging to Nigerian Traders in Ghana.

This was revealed by the President of the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), Dr Ken Ukaoha, during a solidarity visit to the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Tuesday in Abuja.

It will be recalled in November 2019 that the Ghana Union of Traders Association closed down foreign-run shops said to be violating a Ghanaian law barring non-nationals from operating in the domestic retail space.

In line with this NANTS President noted that the ECOWAS Protocol of Free Movement of Persons, Goods and Services should not be observed in breach but rather in the spirit of brotherhood and diplomatic reciprocity.

On behalf of the Federal Government, Dabiri-Erewa appreciated this decision of the Ghanaian government and also thanked them for appreciating Nigeria’s role in the reopening of Nigerian shops in Ghana.