Ghanaian traders have revealed that it is good they are closing down Nigerian shops, they are spoiling our market with cheap prices.
Kemi Filani News recalls that the President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana Chukwuemeka Nnaji had raised the alarm, saying shops belonging to Nigerians in Accra were locked up by Ghanaian authorities who demanded evidence of their Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) registration.
According to a local Ghanaian media who took a survey on the opinions of local traders about the recent shutting down of some Nigerian stores in Ghana. Some traders expressed relieved as most Nigerian trades sell their product really cheap leaving their Ghanaian counterpart with no-sells. In the video, these traders were heard saying;
“ I used to have a Nigerian neighbour close to my shop. When I learnt that the authorities have closed down his shop. I was really pleased. Nigerians are spoiling our market with cheap prices.
A product that sells for 5 Ghana Cedis. Nigerians will come and start selling it for 3 Ghana Cedis. We borrowed money to rent our shops we need to make a profit when we sell.”
These were the opinions of Ghanaian traders who were interviewed today on what they feel about Ghana police closing down Nigerian traders shops. 80% of these traders are igbos.”