Business slows in Accra as traders close shops in protest


The protest by the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) over Ghana’s forex challenges and the cost of living crisis has been largely met with support from traders.

While most of the traders joined the protest by locking their shops, a significant number of traders had opened their shops for trade.

At Tudu, for example, only about a third of shops were closed in support of the protest.

“I don’t believe in closing shops, but I am wearing this [red band] to show the government that I am very troubled about our capital that is going down,” one trader who opened his shop said.

“We have done this thing several times, but we are not getting any results. If we continue to close our stores, it will not add to anything,” he added.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *