A/R: “Government cause am” – GUTA on CBD lockdown
The Central Business District(CBD), Adum, in Kumasi of the Ashanti Region has turned into a ghost town.
Traders have locked their shops in Adum over the hardship in the country.
According to the shop owners, the economy is too hard for Traders to bear hence closing down their shops.
Reacting to the closure of the shops today on Omanbapa morning show on Silver FM, Chairman of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Mr. Anthony Oppong said, the association in in full support of their members action at Adum.
He said it is not the fault of their members but that of Government.
“This is not the fault of the traders. Government cause am”, Mr. Oppong said during the interview monitored by Filasconews.com.
Touching on their engagement yesterday with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr. Oppong opined that GRA urged them to open the shops, agreeing that the GRA will also un-send their staff from the various shops monitoring sales of Traders and recording them for GRA and will advice the alleged indiscipline staff who treat traders unfairly.
But, Mr. Oppong said the decision was unfruitful after meeting with their members.
The traders have decided to close the shops until government address their concerns at the Port by removing unnecessary charges from their products.
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