In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, August, 2020

Nigerian Merchants Protest In Abuja Over Unjust Harassment And Locking Up Of Their Outlets In Ghana (Photograph)

Nigerian Traders Protest In Abuja Over Unjust Harassment And Locking Up Of Their Shops In Ghana (Photo)

 

Nigerians have protested illtreatment of their brothers and sisters in Ghana

Nigerians have protested illtreatment of their brothers and sisters in Ghana

In accordance with Punch, a gaggle of Nigerian merchants working in Ghana have protested on the International Affairs Ministry in Abuja to vent their anger at Ghana for locking up of their retailers within the nation.

The offended protesters  carried placards with varied inscriptions of their grievances, held the protest peacefully below the watch of policemen.

 

Chief of the group, Nze Ugo-Akpe Onwuka, mentioned the merchants have been working out of endurance as a result of they’ve waited for seven years for the Nigerian authorities to intervene however to no avail.

 

Onwuka mentioned, “We’ve got had sufficient. This has been happening for seven years, we’re being harassed and focused regardless that our documentation is updated.

“The place is the ECOWAS protocol? This isn’t proper. We’ve got Ghanaians doing enterprise right here and they aren’t being harassed. A few of us make use of them to work for us in Ghana, but the authorities there harass us for no simply trigger.”

 

He defined that the plight of Nigerians doing enterprise in Ghana was reaching boiling level and will degenerate to a degree the place Nigerians will develop into topic of xenophobic assaults if the difficulty just isn’t handled.

 

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Ghanaian Ministry of Trades just lately rejected claims of unfair remedy by Nigerian merchants within the nation through the enforcement of the Ghana Funding Promotion Council laws.

 

It additionally insisted that the merchants should pay the required $1m taxes and different charges imposed on them by the authorities.

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