The Greater Accra Regional Peace Chief Mr. Abdullai Mayoka has waded into the ongoing trade dispute between Nigerian and Ghanaian traders in Kumasi calling for peace to be restored.
According to the traditional ruler, the tension between the two countries has both national and international threat and need to restore peace with immediate effect.
Two Nigerian-owned shops at Suame in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region, were ransacked by raucous Ghanaian youths in the early hours of Wednesday, 19 June 2019.
The vandalisation of the shops was to register their displeasure against a decision by the Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA) to reopen closed Nigerian retail shops. This led to a near-clash between the Nigerians and the Ghanaians.
Speaking to this portal in an interview in Accra, Mr. Mayoka urged both traders to respect the ECOWAS protocol on trade.
He said Ghana and Nigeria has been in good relationship over the years and this should not break the peaceful coexistence between the two countries.
Iddrissu A. Jara