The Daily Graphic calls for an end to the turf between the Ghana Union of Traders Association, GUTA and their Nigerian counterparts over the retail trade business. In the paper’s view, the earlier sanity is restored the batter it will be for all. The Graphic believes that for this trade war to end, Ghanaian traders must be price competitive, the GIPC Act should be revised to synchronize with the ECOWAS protocols on free movement of goods, services and people as well as designate markets for foreign traders like the Ghana market in Germany, Nigeria and London.
The Ghanaian Times lauds government for outlining an impressive economic recovery programme that is aimed at helping businesses to recover from the negative impact of COVID-19. Data from the Ghana Statistical Service indicate about 115,000 businesses have either permanently or temporarily shut down and over 45,000 workers lost their jobs in the country due to the pandemic. Many are gripped with fear and uncertainties about the future of the economy and confidence in reviving. According to the paper Business and economic assurance has been overshadowed by fear that is aggravating the prevailing uncertainty.