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Ghana gives foreigners 2 weeks to vacate markets


Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has issued a two-week deadline to non-Ghanaian traders to vacate their stalls in all markets across the country.
The directive was contained in a statement by the Ministry of Trade and Industry on Thursday. It said such traders must engaged in retail trading must leave by July 27 or be prosecuted.
Ghanaian law prohibits other citizens from engaging in retail business, including the hawking or selling of goods.
The statement explained that “all non-Ghanaians who are engaged in retail trading activities contrary to the provisions of the Act (GIPC Law 2013) to desist from doing so. All persons engaged in such practices are therefore advised to stop to avoid legal actions being taken against them. Offenders are entreated to move out of the markets by Friday 27, 2018,” the statement indicated.”
Foreigners have been issued directives in 2012 and 2013 mostly affected by Chinese and Nigerians who have many of such shops.

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