Ghana Cargo Owners and Tomato Traders Association blames rival for tomato shortages

The Ghana Cargo Owners and Tomato Traders Association has blamed the current shortage of tomatoes on the market on the illegal seizure of their produce by a rival association. According to GCOTA, the current shortage had been occasioned by no granting of permits to its members and the unlawful seizure of their imported tomatoes by the Ghana National Tomatoes Traders and Transporters Association (GNTTTA).

GCOTA Secretary Samuel Otoo said for some time now, members of the GNTTTA who claimed to have approval from the Ministry of Trade and Industry to issue permits to all who imported tomatoes from Burkina Faso had been preventing its members from crossing the border to buy tomatoes.

He said in situations where their members managed to cross the border and procure the tomatoes, members of the rival association, using the police, seized them with­out any justification.


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