On Monday, the Ghana Wig Sellers Association (GWSA) trashed a wig fair that was held by a Nigerian-owned hair firm that offered lower-priced wigs.
The change occurred as a result of the Nigerian wig company’s decision to host a wig fair to compete with the fixed price set by the Ghanaian hair association by offering clients a lower price for their hair product.
The videos that circulated on social media showed signs pleading with the Nigerian brand to return home.
Additionally, some members of the Ghanaian Hair Association stormed the fair’s location, disrupted the event, and damaged venue property.
How can you sabotage someone’s business and investment like this because of greed and expect to prosper? is how one tessy-abel expressed the issue while posting videos and pictures from the scene.
The Committee on Foreign Retail Trade had been urged by the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) to close the stores of unregistered foreign retailers in their nation.
According to what is known, the Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana (NUTAG) was given the mandate to gather all the business records of its members, including the leases for the individual stores or stalls.
The Ghanaian Times writes that despite several diplomatic attempts by the governments of Ghana and Nigeria, NUTAG is reportedly planning to reject the special dispensation granted to them by the Government of Ghana.
A statement from Ghanaian Times reads, “This inappropriate attitude of the Nigerian traders in Ghana is not only an insult but also a well-orchestrated ploy to frustrate the committee, state, and people of Ghana. Therefore, we of the Ghana Union of the Traders’ Associations wish to appeal to the Committee on Foreign Retail Trade to, as a matter of urgency resume its operations without any delays as the behaviour of the Nigerian traders has seriously provoked Ghanaian traders and reigniting agitations in the markets.”
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