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We’ll No Longer Tolerate Harassment of Our Citizens In Ghana – Nigeria Warns

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The Nigerian government has expressed displeasure at what they termed “incessant harassment” of its citizens in Ghana and have cautioned not to tolerate such acts going forward.

This comes on the back of the unending retail war between Nigerian traders in Ghana and the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA).

While Ghana’s Investment Promotion Centre laws bar foreigners from retail trade, the foreigners particularly, Nigerians insists the law goes against the ECOWAS protocols on free trade.

This had led to back and forth retail war among the two countries with 92 foreign-owned shops suspected to be owned by Nigerians closed down in Kumasi.

In reaction, the Nigerian government through its information ministry said, “the Federal government has been documenting the acts of hostility towards Nigeria and Nigerians by the Ghanaian authorities.

These include:

– Seizure of the Nigerian Mission’s property located at No. 10, Barnes Road, Accra, which the Nigerian Government has used as diplomatic premises for almost 50 years. This action is a serious breach of the Vienna Convention.

– Demolition of the Nigerian Mission’s property located at No. 19/21 Julius Nyerere Street, East Ridge, Accra, another serious breach of the Vienna Convention.

– Aggressive and incessant deportation of Nigerians from Ghana. Between Jan. 2018 and Feb. 2019, 825 Nigerians were deported from Ghana.

– Closure of shops belonging to Nigerians. Over 300 Nigerians shops were locked for four months in Kumasi in 2018; over 600 Nigerian shops were locked in 2019 and, currently, over 250 Nigerians shops have been locked.

– Residency Permit requirements, for which the Ghana Immigration Service has placed huge fees, far higher than the fees charged by the Nigerian Immigration Service. These include the compulsory Non-citizen ID card (US$120, and US$60 for yearly renewal); Medical examinations, including for Covid-19 which is newly-introduced (about US$120), and payment for residency permit (US$400 compared to the N7,000 being paid by Ghanaians for residency card in Nigeria).

– Outrageous stipulations in the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act. When the Act was initially promulgated in 1994, a foreigner is required to invest at least US$300,000 by way of equity capital and also employ 10 Ghanaians. This Act has now been amended twice, with the 2018 GIPC Act raising the minimum capital base for foreign-owned businesses to US$1m. Though targeted at foreigners, it seems GIPC’s definition of foreigners is Nigerians. The GIPC Act also negates the ECOWAS Protocol.

– Media war against Nigerians in Ghana. The negative reportage of issues concerning Nigerians resident in Ghana by the Ghanaian media is fuelling an emerging xenophobic attitude towards Nigerian traders and Nigerians in general. The immediate fallout is the incessant harassment and arrest of Nigerian traders and closure of their shops.

– Harsh and openly-biased judicial trial and pronouncement of indiscriminately-long jail terms for convicted Nigerians. There are currently over 200 Nigerians in the Nsawam Maximum prison in Ghana alone.”

The statement further noted that even though there are over 1 million Ghanaians in Nigeria, “they are not being subjected to the kind of hostility being meted out to Nigerians in Ghana.”

It added, “Even though the main reason given for the seizure of Federal Government property at No. 10, Barnes Road in Accra is the non-renewal of lease after expiration, the Ghanaian authorities did not give Nigeria the right of first refusal or the notice to renew the lease. By contrast, the lease on some of the properties occupied by the Ghanaian Mission in Nigeria has long expired, yet such properties have not been seized.”

The statement noted that Ghana has taken Nigeria for granted thereby making its citizens subjects of harassment and objects of ridicule, stressing, “this will no longer be tolerated under any guise.”

Meanwhile the statement urged Nigerians to remain law abiding despite their ordeal.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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I Wish To Help Waakye But He Is A Strong NPP Member— A-Plus

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Outspoken Ghanaian Musician, Kwame A Plus has revealed his intention to help veteran actor, Prince Yawson popularly known as Waakye but what is denying him from helping the actor is because he’s a strong NPP supporter.

His reaction comes after the actor’s search for funds to address his health challenges proved futile.

However, Kwame A-Plus believes that, since Waakye is a strong NPP supporter, the NPP should help him. He alleged that the NPP party has been stealing money and can’t help their member.

Below is his full post

I wish I could raise money for him like we always do but he is a strong NPP supporter. They should help him. All the money that you are stealing you can’t help your members.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Mahama Fails To Show Up At Rawlings’ Mother’s Funeral; Akuffo-Addo, Bawumia Mourns With NDC Founder

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The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama was conspicuously missing as dignitaries and sympathizers went in their numbers to mourn with former President Jerry John Rawlings as ‘he sent his mother home’.

It is unclear why the NDC flagbearer was missing at the funeral of the mother of the NDC founder, however, the Party was represented at the event by Vice presidential candidate Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, NDC National Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, and North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

MP for Ketu South Constituency, Fiifi Kwetey and some other members of the NDC were also present to commiserate with the party’s founder.

The NPP on the other hand, were represented by a powerful delegation led by President Akufo-Addo. Other members of the ruling Party’s delegation included; First lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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NPP, NDC Will Soon Be Exposed; They Just Debate About Who Is More Corrupt – MFWA

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Executive Director for Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Sulemana Braimah has suggested that both the New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress have always shared the same stance when it comes to corruption.

In a post on twitter, he vowed to expose both parties very soon.

According to him, both parties have failed in their fight against the canker. All they do is to debate on who is more corrupt.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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