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Pinkrah to question Commission on GUTA brouhaha and border closure

Ahead of today’s joint committee meeting on Trade, Customs and Free Movement at the Community Parliament in Abuja Nigerian, a member of the Ghanaians delegation to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, who is also a member of the Trade Committee, Kwabena Appiah-Pinkrah has said sent signal he would raise issues with the closure of the Nigerian border and the brouhaha between the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) and their Nigerian counterparts.

According to the Akrofruom lawmaker, when the Commissioners from the ECOWAS Commission appear before them he would put a question to them on what is being done on the closure of the Nigerian borders.

Also of concern would be the confusion in Ghana where retail trading meant for Ghanaians are being heavily taken over by Nigerians resulting in some confusion some weeks back, he said in an interview. 

The issue of Nigeria closing its borders featured strongly at the beginning of the Second Ordinary Session when countries presented their reports, and the fracas between GUTA members at the Ghana Kwame Nkrumah Circle and their Nigerian counterparts who are involved in retail activities was not left out.

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