The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) wishes to inform all its members and the general public that, after extensive engagement and consultations with its members especially the Suame Magazine Branch of the Union and the leadership of the Nigerian Traders Association in Ashanti Region, it has been resolved to allow foreigners, in particular ECOWAS citizens operating within the Suame Magazine and other designated trading communities in the Ashanti Region, to open their shops for normal business on Wednesday, 15th August, 2018.
It has further been resolved between all parties to cooperate and collaborate with the relevant institutions and agencies of state to enforce and ensure full compliance with all laws and regulations governing the activities of trading in Ghana with immediate effect.
In a statement signed by Dr. Joseph Obeng,
National President of GUTA and copied to Newsghana.com.gh, the leadership and members of GUTA wish to express their gratitude to His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the republic, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Alan Kyeremanten, the Minister of National Security, Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah, the National Security Advisor to the President, Lt General Emmanuel Okyere, Hon. S . K Boafo, former Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah, as well as other officials of state for the critical role they have played in the Ashanti Region and the country in general.
“It is our fervent hope that all traders both Ghanaian and foreigners in the Suame Magazine area and its environs will adhere strictly to the arrangements laid down to promote peace and tranquillity in the retail sector in the Ashanti Region and the country in general,” The statement added.