Gov't Suspends Ban On Foreigner-Retailers

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has suspended the deadline for the ban on foreigners engaged in petty trading in the country.

A statement issued by the Ministry signed by Chief Director Ebenezer Padi Adjiriackor, explained that the suspension is to help them intensify sensitisation and education in the domestic retail trade sector.

"The ministry, however, demands the cooperation of the trading community and the general public in this regard," the statement said.

The ministry earlier gave notice to all foreign retailers to vacate the country’s retail markets by 27 July 2018 or face severe sanctions.