South African Political icon Julius Sello Malema has been open with the xenophobic issues on the continent. And a recent news article supports why this problem needs to cease.
The following information is from Africa News.
After the closing of several Nigerian shops in Ghana, Nigerian traders are accusing local authorities in Ghana of discrimination, sparking a trade war between Ghanaian natives and foreign business owners. Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) laws prohibit foreigners from the retail sector unless they invest 1 million USD, but it doesn’t apply to non-citizens who are nationals of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The President of the Nigeria Union of Traders Association in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Nnaji, advised the following:
“It’s a shame to Africa, fighting among ourselves, it’s quite a shame. How can people from other regions take us seriously when we have rules we cannot obey, when we have protocols we can’t follow. How can we relate with people outside this block? They will not take us seriously.”
I will be doing further research on this situation, so stay tuned.
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