Stop protecting shops belonging to Nigerian traders – GUTA warns Ghanaian ‘macho men’


Some Nigerian and other foreign traders in Ghana who are engaging in the retail trade have now hired the services of heavily built men popularly known as ‘macho men’ as security men for their shops.

The macho men who are Ghanaians have been stationed near the shops of these Nigerian traders as part of the efforts to preventing members of the Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA) from attacking and closing them down.

Spokesperson for GUTA in Ashanti Region, Albert Mensah who made the claims on Angel 102.9FM’s Midday News on Thursday called on the Ghanaian macho men guarding the Nigerian shops to vacate the posts immediately as members of GUTA will not ‘give them the due respect’ when they strike.

 “I am calling on the macho men who are Ghanaians to desist from offering that form of assistance to the Nigerian traders, we just don’t want to clash with our fellow Ghanaians…,” he warned.

Nigerian and other foreign traders in the country have for some time now had their shops closed down by angry members of GUTA for engaging in retail trade in the country.

Members of GUTA in Kumasi Magazine and Opera Square in Accra have mostly been reported to be ones leading the ‘aluta’ against the foreign traders.

The GUTA spokesperson further said the association is planning a major attack on Nigerian and other foreigners in the retail trade insisting that the association will not rest until they clear all foreigners from the retail business.

Source: Ghana | | KWAKU NTI


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