Border Closure: Ghana trade union calls for boycott of Nigerian goods


The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has called for a boycott
of goods imported from Nigeria.
The union made the call following closure of the Nigerian border.
In August, the Federal Government closed land borders to check
activities of smuggling.
But,  Regional secretary of GUTA, David Kwadwo Amoateng, said the
Federal Government is not being fair to the foreign traders.
Amoateng said boycotting goods from Nigeria would serve as pay back
“to their government’s action.”
“Either somebody’s bread has been buttered or we are cowards.
Government is not being fair to us,” GhanaWeb quoted him as saying.
“Let’s boycott Nigerian products as payback to their government’s
action. How can we be slaves in our own country?”
He said Dangote cement had taken over the market in Ghana while the
local ones were suffering.
Last week, Ghana’s foreign and regional integration minister, Shirley
Ayorkor Botchwey visited Geoffrey Onyeama, her Nigerian counterpart in
Abuja and appealed to the Federal Government to allow goods from her
country into Nigeria.

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