The Nigerian traders Association in Ghana has praised President Akufo-Addo over his stance in their impasse with the Ghana Union Traders Association.
According to the secretary-general of the Nigerian traders union Evaristus Wankor, the President has proven he is unifier and leader.
“The President has spoken well and we thank him for that statement. He spoke like a father, that is what we wanted. We have been appealing to him for a while now,” he told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr.
President Akufo-Addo has said the law is on the side of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) in their standoff with Nigerian traders but it does not mean that they have the right to take the law into their own hands.
Addressing the leadership and members of Ghana Union of Traders Association as part of his tour of the Greater Accra Region at a stopover in Mokola, President Akufo-Addo said GUTA must allow the on going consultations between them, the Trade Ministry and Ghana Immigration Service, on the other hand, to be completed in order to find a lasting solution to the problem.
“People cannot take the law into their own hands and enforce the law. If we do that, Ghana will become chaotic. We have to be careful about this phenomenon of taking the law into our own hands about situations that government is yet to resolve” President Akufo-Addo said.
“Please allow the work that the Trade Minister and the Committee are doing with the Immigration Authorities to progress. I am confident that if we allow same to work, your issues with foreign participation in the retail business will soon be a thing of the past in line with the law” President Akufo Addo added.