A bunch below the aegis of Media Advocacy West Africa Basis (MAWA Basis) has condemned the ill-treatment of Nigerian investors in Ghana.
Coordinator of the organisation, Mr Liberty Oseni, expressed his displeasure on Thursday in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.
DAILY POST recollects that Ghanaian government had issued a municipal legislation that demanded Nigerian businessmen pay $1 million to acquire a license to perform a trade within the nation.
The placement resulted in a lingering disaster between Nigerian investors in Ghana and the Ghana Union of Buyers Affiliation (GUTA) which previous resulted in the closure of over 400 Nigerian companies in Ghana.
The closure led to protest through the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian Buyers (NANTS) and the Nigerian Union of Buyers Affiliation, Ghana (NUTAG) ahead of they had been in the end reopened.
Oseni, who described the placement as “unlucky”, and an abuse of human rights, known as at the Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS) to intrude and cope with the ambiguity.
He defined that the call for for a price from Nigerians to permit them perform their companies in Ghana negates the ECOWAS treaty, which promotes loose industry amongst member states.
The Coordinator maintained that the ECOWAS treaty, which Ghanaian executive signed, upholds the main of democracy, rule of legislation and excellent governance.
“We name on ECOWAS to in an instant glance into the actions of the Ghanaian executive and forestall the grave human rights abuse in opposition to its electorate residing and doing trade in Ghana below the guise of imposing municipal legislation.
“We name on all human rights organisations and activists around the West African States to upward thrust in opposition to the maltreatment of Nigerians in Ghana and power the federal government to uphold the ECOWAS treaty on loose industry and financial integration which can be core cardinal values of the regional frame.
“We want to remind the federal government of Ghana that the core imaginative and prescient of the regional frame is the advent of a without borderlines area the place the inhabitants has get right of entry to to its considerable assets and will exploit the similar throughout the advent of alternatives below a sustainable setting.
“ECOWAS which Ghana signed as much as is a advent of an built-in area the place the inhabitants enjoys loose motion, has get right of entry to to environment friendly training and well being programs, and engages in financial and industrial actions whilst residing in dignity in an environment of peace and safety.
“This can be a area ruled through the rules of democracy, rule of legislation and excellent governance, however what’s lately taking place to Nigerians in Ghana is an entire negation of ECOWAS protocols,” he stated.
Oseni known as on President Muhammadu Buhari, to urgently turn on all diplomatic equipment throughout the ECOWAS frame to prevent the ill-treatment of Nigerians in Ghana.
He instructed the Nigerian executive to bring to a halt all diplomatic ties and toughen to Ghana if the unsightly state of affairs continues.
“If Ghana turns into adamant and continues to hold out her draconian legislation in opposition to Nigerians and different ECOWAS Nationals, Nigeria must in an instant withdraw its toughen from the regional frame as some way of unveiling her disapproval over Ghana’s motion in opposition to her electorate,” Oseni instructed.
Nigeria’s Minister of Overseas Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had expressed the federal government’s dissatisfaction with the advance and promised that pressing steps can be taken to halt the placement.