Nigerian Merchants In Ghana Ordered To Pay $1m, Chased Out Of Their Outlets
Ghana desires to drive Nigerian merchants to pay $1m
Nigerian store house owners in Ghana have been left in a state of misery after the authorities ordered them to pay taxes and different charges totallying $1m .
The nation’s Ministry of Trades, whereas insisting on the cost, mentioned that claims of unfair therapy on Nigerian merchants within the enforcement of the Ghana Funding Promotion Council rules weren’t true.
Showing on Starr FM on Sunday, the Head of Communications, Ministry of Commerce, Prince Boakye Boateng, mentioned the legislation being enforced by the Ministry gave the Ghana Union of Merchants Affiliation the fitting to be the only merchants within the native market.
This signifies the collapse of the sooner intervention of the Presidents of Ghana and Nigeria via the Financial Neighborhood of West African States.
Ghana is asking the Nigerian merchants to pay a $1m registration charge.
One of many Nigerian merchants had recorded a video of the incident whereas his store was being locked up by the Ghanaian safety officers.
Regardless of displaying his enterprise registration certificates and different paperwork, the enforcement workforce shut his store.
Boateng mentioned Nigerian merchants didn’t honour an ultimatum to satisfy the necessities.
He mentioned, “It can’t be that we’ve been insensitive; if that’s what they’re saying, I’ll be disenchanted as a result of, I’ll somewhat say they’ve somewhat been unfair to us as a regulatory physique as a result of now we have given them greater than sufficient time to the extent that even the Ghanaians thought that the ministry was not able to implement the legislation.”
Recall that the Nigerian Senate had tasked its Committees on International Affairs and Commerce and Funding to liaise with the Federal Ministry of International Affairs to research hostile insurance policies towards Nigerian companies in Ghana.