Nigerian Traders Bemoan Ghana's U.S.$1 Million 'Registration Fee'

The Ghanaian government has denied allegations of maltreatment of Nigerian traders in Ghana, saying that they were given enough time to comply with the laws. Shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Accra were shut by Ghanaian authorities who demanded cash payment of U.S.$1 million before being allowed to operate. This follows months of clashes between Nigerian and Ghanaian traders. The affected Nigerian businesses were said to be violating a Ghanaian law, barring non-nationals from operating in the domestic retail space. 

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