Ghanian Authorities Close Shops Belonging To Nigerians, Demand $1m Tax

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According to reports, shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Accra have been locked up by the Ghanian Government who is demanding for $1m tax before the shops are reopened.

However, President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Mr Chukwuemeka Nnaji on Saturday pleaded with the Federal Government to intervene.

He said:

“Most of our members do not have the GIPC registration, because it requires one million dollars cash or equity and they gave us 14 days within which to regularise.

“As of Thursday, they had moved to another area and started locking up shops of Nigerian traders.

“Nigerian life in Ghana matters. This is the livelihood of Nigerians being destroyed by Ghanaian Authorities. This is not being perpetrated by a trade union, but Ghanaian authorities.

“They demanded that we must employ a minimum of 25 skilled Ghanaian workers and must not trade in commodities that Ghanaian traders have applied to trade in,” Nnaji said.

“The humiliation of Nigerians is getting out of hand. We are calling on the Nigerian government to come to our aid.

”We have legally registered our businesses and we pay taxes.”

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