As a way of registering their frustration against the free fall of the local currency, the cedi, some traders have vowed to hit the streets on Friday in a demonstration against government.
The traders argue that the fall of the cedi is negatively impacting their businesses and they risk collapse if the situation is not arrested immediately.
Leader of the concerned spare parts dealers association, Kwabena Adjei took a swipe at government and the Minister for finance, accusing him of lying to Ghanaians that they had removed some taxes on the goods that they sell.
‘’The Minister for Finance should come out and apologise to Ghanaians and confess that he lied that he had removed some taxes and we will forgive him. Because he is aware that he lied to us’’ he argued.
The concerned spare parts dealers Association also blamed government for failing to make things better for them, arguing that their plight is further exacerbated by the influx of foreigners in the retail trade arena.
According him, the demonstration will be replicated in Kumasi, Takoradi and across the country to show how serious and concerned they are.
‘’We are choosing Friday 21st September for this demonstration because it is the birthday of Ghana’s founding father, Osagyfo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and we want him to come and fight for us. If ghosts really do exist, then he should come and help us because we are really suffering’’ he said.
Speaking on Accra based Okay Fm and monitored by BestNewsGH.com, Mr. Kwabena Adjei said they will be presenting a petition to all the relevant Ministries and the president on the day of the demonstration to impress upon the president to help take them out of the quagmire in which they find themselves.
‘’We will move to the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Trade, parliament and all the relevant agencies and present the petition to them. We are tired and frustrated’’ he pointed out.
He also blamed the leadership of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) of being in cahoots with government and therefore does not look out for their interest.