GUTA Strike: It Makes ‘No Sense’ To Close Your Shops – Traders Advocacy Group Blasts Traders
Traders Advocacy Group Ghana (TAGG), a group that seeks the interest of Ghanaian traders, has appealed to them to resume work following days of protest against the government.
The traders, who closed their shops and refused to undertake their daily activities, complain about economic hardships under the Akufo-Addo administration.
They have asked the State authorities to address their concerns before they open their shops.
But the Traders Advocacy Group Ghana shares a different opinion on the action taken by the traders.
Speaking in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s morning show “Kokrokoo”, the General Secretary of TAGG, Nana Poku and his Deputy, Juliet Kusi found the traders’ action ‘illogical’.
According to them, closing the shops won’t resolve the traders’ plight but rather affect them abysmally.
They called on the traders to call off their strike and commit to an ongoing meeting with the relevant authorities in relation to their situation.
“It’s not like the government is unwilling to address the concerns of the traders. The government has opened her doors to them and ever ready at any day any time to have productive talks that will meet their needs. We don’t understand why they will close their shops. Will closing the shops solve their current problem? Meanwhile, as they have closed their shops, the foreigners have opened theirs. So, they will do business and take our money away while our traders remain in their houses. This won’t benefit them but rather affect them badly because staying home won’t give you any profits,” the TAGG General Secretary said paraphrastically.
Miss Juliet Kusi advised that, “the traders should go back and do their work” while “we are still engaging”with the government.
” . . we will continue to engage until we get the right policies that will help our trade and ease our situation,” she assured them.