The sports category has moved to a new website.

Traders in Ghana disappointed in ECOWAS following the closure of Nigeria’s borders

The Ghana Traders Union Association (GUTA) has expressed its disappointment in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for failing to step in to get Nigeria to open its borders with neighbouring West African countries.

Traders in Ghana disappointed in ECOWAS following the closure of Nigeria’s borders

Nigeria is said to have closed the borders in a move by the government to stop about 45 products from being smuggled into the country from other ECOWAS member states.

Also, some ECOWAS citizens who have had brushes with the law are allegedly being repatriated by Nigeria, yet the populace nation is said to be preventing other nations from deporting Nigerians in a similar situation.

GUTA, hence, said the closure is impeding the free movement of people, goods and services to and from the affected ECOWAS state.

According to the association, ECOWAS has, since, not issued any statement in that regard.”

ADVERTISEMENT

GUTA captured this in a statement it issued on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

It said the ineffectiveness of ECOWAS intervening in the issue was rendering the protocols of the regional body, whose posturing it said, smacks of unfairness and lack of equity.

“It was observed that whenever Ghana decides to enforce its laws, ECOWAS Commission steps in to put pressure in the name of sub-regional integration whiles they [ECOWAS] look on for Nigeria to have her own way anytime it suits her,” the statement said.

GUTA has consequently asked Ghanaian authorities to “strictly enforce” the country’s laws “within the context of the ECOWAS protocol.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

10 African cities with the highest crime index at the start of 2024

10 African cities with the highest crime index at the start of 2024

Machoka at 70: Emotions run high during Citizen TV presenter's birthday [Video]

Machoka at 70: Emotions run high during Citizen TV presenter's birthday [Video]

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Akothee finally reveals reasons for separating from Omosh 1 month after wedding

Akothee finally reveals reasons for separating from Omosh 1 month after wedding

Man, once a ‘billionaire’, recounts how he lost wealth, now sells his book on streets [Video]

Man, once a ‘billionaire’, recounts how he lost wealth, now sells his book on streets [Video]

Details of Ngina Kenyatta's luxurious restaurant

Details of Ngina Kenyatta's luxurious restaurant

Zero Chills! Jackie Matubia's advice for Milly Chebby amid the unfollow drama

Zero Chills! Jackie Matubia's advice for Milly Chebby amid the unfollow drama

Nigerian royal dignitaries, including four kings and a queen, expected to attend Museveni’s 50th wedding anniversary celebrations

Nigerian royal dignitaries, including four kings and a queen, expected to attend Museveni’s 50th wedding anniversary celebrations

10 African countries with the strongest military power in 2024

10 African countries with the strongest military power in 2024

ADVERTISEMENT