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Foreigners given 14 day-ultimatum to regularise trade

Thirty-Nine (39) out of 40 retail shops owned by foreigners in Koforidua visited by the Technical subcommittee on the Committee on Foreign Retail Trade were found not to have the necessary documents to do business in Ghana.Owners of the shops have been issued a 14-day ultimatum to regularize their documents with the appropriate regulatory bodies or risk being closed down.

The Technical subcommittee on the Committee on Foreign Retail Trade made up of personnel from Immigration, Ghana Revenue Authority, Standard Authority, Police, Customs and Members of Ghana Union of Traders Association on Tuesday began a three day document verification of all foreigners operating businesses in Koforidua .

Many of the shops visited were Mobile Phones and Accessories shops owned by Nigerians as well as Rice shops owned by Indians and Labanese. Only one out of the 40 shops had all valid documents, the rest were either operating with expired documents or failed to produce documents demanded from them.

Copied from:Ghana news

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