GUTA locks up 'foreign' retail shops at Opera Square in Accra

GUTA locks up 'foreign' retail shops at Opera Square in Accra
Mr Alan Kyerematen, Minister of Trade and Industry

Members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) on Monday stormed the Opera Square in Accra in a bid to enforce the law that prevents foreigners from engaging in retail business in Ghana.

According to GUTA, they have elected to enforce the law themselves following the reluctance of the law enforcement agencies to do so.

As of midday, reports suggested a total of 52 shops had been locked up.

The GUTA leadership had a special lock with which they were locking the shops many of which belonged to Chinese and Nigerian nationals.

The exercise was being carried out by the Electrical Association Chapter of GUTA and hence they were targetting electrical shops.

Last week GUTA embarked on a similar exercise in Kumasi at Suame Magazine, Alabaa and some other areas.

They were specifically targetting shop owners with foreign names.

 

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