GUTA calls off strike after Ga Mantse, Akufo-Addo intervention
Following a meeting with President Akufo-Addo and the Ga Mantse, the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has decided to call off its strike.
To express their displeasure with the country’s dire economic situation, GUTA closed their stores in Accra.
The protest’s goal was to force the government to take immediate action to deal with the weakening cedi, the high-interest rate, and the skyrocketing inflation.
However, the group said in a statement on Thursday that the Ga Mantse had invited them for a meeting after the strike and given them the assurance that their issues would be brought to the attention of the proper parties. The assertion was additionally noted.
They were then given a meeting invitation by President Akufo-Addo, who then responded to their concerns right away.
In response to the currency’s depreciation versus the US dollar, the government has faced harsh criticism. Businesses are being hurt harder than anticipated by the Cedi’s performance versus the dollar, which looks to be stumbling every hour.