Nigerians in Ghana have accused officials of the Registrar-Generals Department and the Immigration offices of not giving them the necessary support and corporation they need to enable them gain access to a work permit.
This they say is making it difficult for them to legalize their businesses in Ghana before the one month deadline.
The Nigerians and all other ECOWAS traders residing in Ghana were given a month to legalize their business after the Ministry of Trade and Industry halted the closure of all foreign owned retail businesses across the country.
In an interview with Citi News, a board member of the Nigerian community here in Ghana, Prince Okeson said his colleagues are turned away because both the Registrar-Generals Department and the Immigration officers claim they have not been given the necessary authorization to commence with the registration.
He stated that “we are facing a lot of difficulty with these two authorities because we can’t regularize both our businesses and our stay here in Ghana.”
Okeson opined that “I think it is much easier to get an American visa or green card than to acquire a resident or a working permit in Ghana.”