Chinese taking over used clothing business-Association
The Ghana Used Clothing Dealers Association has served notice it will soon take steps to clear foreigners from the retail market should the government refuse to implement the law that prevents foreigners from engaging in the retail business.
A patron of the association, Mr. Effah Nyarko, decried the influx of Chinese in the retail business.
He said foreign retailers flout section 27 of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Act 865.
That law specifies that the sale of goods or provision of services in a market, petty trading or hawking or selling of goods in a stall at any place must be reserved for Ghanaians.
But Mr. Nyarko says the foreigners are depriving them of their right to trade.
According to him, the association would not want to replicate the action by the Ghana Union of Traders 9GUTA) where the shops of foreigners have been locked, thus the government should enforce the laws with immediate effect.
”We will not allow foreigners to take over our trade. We will resist any attempt by the Chinese to take over the used clothing business.”
He admonished Ghanaians fronting for the Chinese to desist from doing so since the association will not hesitate to punish them.
”The foreigners transfer their profits back to their countries whereas we Ghanaians trade and develop the country, so we have to do our best to prevent them from trading in our market.”
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal