Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has cleared the alleged row between Ghana and Nigeria.
He said Ghana is not targetting Nigerians as it is being reported and anyone who falls foul of the law will be dealt with irrespective of their nationality.
The Information Minister’s comments come on the back of the latest incident that saw some Nigerian retail shops being closed down.
These Nigerian shop owners in Ghana’s national capital accused the Ghanaian authorities of not treating them fairly as far as the closure of their retail shops is concerned.
Oppong Nkrumah has however brushed off the claims and says they are currently in talks with Nigerian authotities to solve the issue amicably.
“Engagements have started with Nigeria but at the same time, we believe it is important to set the records straight on top of accusations that is why we have provided full details of the accusations against Ghana and responses. We are optimistic that the diplomatic conversation would ensure the facts are made bare and the cordial relationship between Ghana and Nigeria continues”.
Reports however indicate a delication from Nigeria is expected into the country to resolve the tension between the two countries.
The Presidential Committee on Retail Trade under the Ministry of Trade and Industry began the shop closure exercise on Thursday, 13 August 2020 from the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
It affected shops owned by foreigners in the retail business.
The Committee’s actions followed notices served ahead of time to the foreigners to that effect.