The Ghana Union of Traders’ Associations (GUTA) has issued a directive to all member associations nationwide, urging them to welcome political parties for constructive engagements regarding their proposed policies.
GUTA believes that this initiative will facilitate meaningful contributions from traders to the manifestos of political parties as the 2024 general election approaches.
In a statement signed by Dr. Joseph Obeng, the President of GUTA, it was emphasized that this collaborative effort aims to enable political parties to share their vision with the association.
Moreover, it will provide an opportunity for political parties to understand the specific needs of the trading community and articulate how they plan to address those needs.
The statement highlights, “This will enable political parties to share their vision with the association, as well as understand the needs of the trading community and communicate how they (political parties) will address those needs.”
Furthermore, the statement emphasizes the integral role of trading in the economy, stating, “As trading is an integral part of the economy, these interactions with political actors will enable the business community to conduct a critical and thorough analysis of the parties and their capabilities.”
This, in turn, will inform the business community about the political parties and their suitability for supporting the interests of traders.