Ghanaian President Reacts To The Attack On Nigerian Traders

By Ikenga Chronicles September 28, 2018

Ghanaian President Reacts To The Attack On Nigerian Traders

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Thursday said that the attacks against Nigerian traders in Ghana were being taken care of.

He made this known at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in New York on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly.

“I have met with the different groups and have been reassured that there was no agenda to send anybody away.

“It is just that they needed to regularise their positions according to the trading laws of the country,” Mr Akufo-Addo said.

He added that Ghana’s minister of trade and industry, Alan Kyerematen, had issued a press statement on the matter.

The statement reads: “The Ministry of Trade and Industry wishes to inform the general public that the National Committee on Retail Trade will continue to ensure that all businesses operating in the retail trade sector of Ghana are given the opportunity and support to regularize their operations and comply with the laws and regulations in the country.

“In this regard, all owners of the affected businesses and shops are requested to contact the relevant State Institutions and Agencies to regularize their operations as required by the various bodies under reference.

“The ministry takes this opportunity to assure the general public, particularly the international community, that there is no orchestrated action by Government or any State Institution targeted at Nigerian nationals or any particular foreign nationals.”