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Asantehemaa Stops K’si Shop Owners Strike

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THE ASANTEMAA, Nana Ama Konadu Yiadom III has intervened for the aggrieved shop owners at Adum, in Kumasi, to resume work.

The peeved-looking shop owners, who deals in imported food commodities and electrical wires, closed their shops on Monday in protest.

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They cited what they termed as ‘killer’ taxes and the weak Ghana Cedis currency as influencing their decision to close their shops.

Charles Appiah Kubi, an Executive Member of Kumasi Business Owners, said the Asante Queen has urged them to open their shops and resume work.

He said the Asantehemaa’s delegation met with the aggrieved shop owners on Thursday “and she told us to open our shops on Friday morning.

“The Asantehemaa also said she support our efforts to see Asanteman and Ghana developed properly but we should stop the strike action.

“According to her, the closure of our shops was causing immense difficulties for the people so we should resume work without delay”, he said.

Speaking on Akoma FM and monitored by Press1News, Appiah Kubi said they respect the Asantehemaa so they have stopped the strike action.

“The Asantehemaa also assured that she would intervene for our concerns to be addressed by the authorities concerned”, he disclosed.

Appiah Kubi said his group would meet with the Ashanti Regional Minister and the outcome of that meeting would determine their next action.

“If the Regional Minister fails to convince us, we shall respectfully go back to the Asantehemaa and ask for her permission to close our shops again”, he warned.

By I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr


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