Eric Osei Tuffour is the Chairman of the Tomatoes Traders and Transporters Association of Ghana (TTTAG); he welcomes his government's efforts to boost security at the country's borders. Tuffour said the plans were a major step to save lives and improve businesses, especially that of members of the Association.
According to Tuffour, members of the association were, especially, relieved by the plans to protect borders that would boost trade between tomato traders and their counterparts in Burkina Faso. The Chairman expressed the association's appreciation in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
He spoke of the cases of robbery and the attacks on tomato traders and transporters, who suffered various attacks between January and May 2021 on their travels to Burkina Faso from Kumasi through the Paga border, claiming the robberies affected the tomato business and traumatized the traders.
Modernghana.com reports on Tuffour thanking the Ghana Police Service for instituting interventions and increasing police checks and escorts for the traders.
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