The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has called on its members to open their doors to all political parties for engagement in the lead-up to the 2024 elections. In a press statement signed by the President, Dr Joseph Obeng, GUTA expressed its readiness to facilitate constructive engagements with all political parties and urged its members to welcome representatives from different political groups.
The statement emphasized that such engagements would provide an opportunity for political parties to share their visions with the Association and understand the needs of the trading community. GUTA believes that incorporating these insights into party policies will benefit the trading and business community, enabling them to make informed decisions in the upcoming General Election scheduled for December 7, 2024.
Key issues, including trade facilitation and growth, are expected to be crucial topics in the manifestos of political parties. GUTA stressed the importance of addressing the needs of the trading community, particularly in light of the implementation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-loan support program and the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).