Gov’t urges Ghanaian traders to desist from transacting business in Niger

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Due to the continuous attacks in the nation, the government has encouraged Ghanaian traders to stop doing business there.

This comes after unidentified assailants recently shot and set a truck driven by a Ghanaian in Burkina Faso ablaze.

Similarly, near the Burkina-Faso border, three vehicles carrying food supplies from Niger to Ghana were set on fire.

Kofi Amankwaa Manu, the deputy minister of defense, issued a warning: “Obviously, once it goes outside the scope of the conversation, it becomes challenging, particularly with all the commotion in the sub-region. I don’t believe the people of Niger are secure”.

They are not safe due to the coup, unresolved and soldiers acting as they choose. Additionally, other nations have also blocked their borders with them. Sanctions have been imposed, among other things, but they are unsure of what tomorrow may hold for them. Therefore, it is tough right now, and going there to conduct business isn’t even safe. You have no influence over what takes place within Burkina Faso’s boundaries after you cross them.

“What a Ghanaian security person can do is to help our traders to the Ghanaian border with Burkina and help them over. We all know the situation in Niger, you don’t need a scientist to tell you what’s happening in Niger, and so it’s very difficult for one to now go to Niger to do business. Everyone will have to be careful”.

Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani, the leader of the coup in Niger, has issued an order permitting the military governments of Mali and Burkina Faso to send troops into his nation to assist in defending against an invasion.

Following their Thursday visits to Gen. Tchiani in Niamey, the foreign ministers of Burkina Faso, Olivia Rouamba, and Mali, Abdoulaye Diop, made the statement.

In order to restore Mohamed Bazoum, the democratically elected president of Niger, who was ousted by a handful of army officers last month, the West African regional grouping Ecowas has vowed to use force.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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