Businesses in Accra to close for March 4 strike

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The business community will on Wednesday, March 4, close down all

their shops in protest against the proposed implementation of the

Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) and the Advance Shipment


A statement released by the Joint Private Sector Consultative Business

Forum said that, there would not be a street demonstration.

It said, as a first step, all businesses and industry in the Greater

Accra Region would be closed to the public, while members congregate

at the offices of the Ghana Union of Traders Association in red


The members of the Joint Private Sector Consultative Business Forum

are made up of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ghana

Automobile Dealers Association, Food and Beverages Association of

Ghana, and the Ghana Union of Traders Association.

The rest are; Importers and Exporters Association, Ghana

Pharmaceutical Chamber, Association of Ghana Industries, Customs

Brokers Association of Ghana and Freight Forwarders Association of


The Ghana Standards Authority and the Food and Drugs Authority had for

some months now been engaged in a business tussle over the

implementation of the G-CAP, which the business community believe is a

duplication of many other existent taxes.

Subsequently, the businesses believe its implementation would

aggravate their already harsh conditions.

Credit: GNA

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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