Kumasi importers call on the government to remove illegal check points


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By Dorothy Frances Ward, GNA

Kumasi, March 14, GNA – Members of the Kumasi
Central Market Association (KCMA) and the Eastern Corridor Importers
Association (ECIA) have called on the government to as a matter of urgency,
ensure that all illegal security check points and barriers on the eastern
corridor roads are removed.

They said members would be forced to
demonstrate against government to protest the continued harassment,
frustrations, brutalities and extortions by security agencies at these
unauthorized check points on the road.

Nana Yaw Owusu Agyeman, Deputy Secretary, who
read a statement on behalf of the group at a press conference in Kumasi, said
these activities by the security agencies are collapsing their businesses.

He said it would be in the interest of the
government to intervene to prevent the activities of these illegal activities
impeding the work of the traders.

Nana Agyeman also appealed to the government
to initiative effective measures to reduce the high import duties and the
depreciation of the cedi to ease the cost of doing business in the country.

He said the leadership has on several
occasions tried to get the Ashanti regional Minister and the Chief Executive of
the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly to intervene but this had not yielded any fruitful
results.

Hence, the appeal to the President, Nana Addo
Dankwa, to intervene to address their concerns.

GNA

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