By Toby Prince
Ghanain traders at Opera Square in Accra on Monday locked up shops belonging to foreign nationals involved in retail business, mostly Nigerians.
This is the third time such an incident is happening at the same venue; the most recent was in July this year.
It is unclear the number of shops that were closed today.
“According to what I heard, over 50…maybe less. We are not sure,” said Chukuemeka Nnaji, President of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association of Ghana.
Citinewsroom, however, reports over 50 shops had been locked up by midday.
The Ghanaian traders said the activities of the foreign nationals contravene Section 27 of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Act 865. The law bars foreign nationals from: