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Ghana Suspends Ban on Foreign Market Traders, Times Says

July 06, 2012

Ghana temporarily suspended a decision to close foreign-owned shops in markets after protests from the regional body Ecowas, the Ghanaian times reported, citing Trade Minister Hanna Tetteh.

Non-Ghanaian retailers, including citizens of the Economic Community of West African States, will still be expected to invest a minimum of $300,000 in their business, the Accra-based newspaper said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Pauline Bax in Accra at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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