All Goa Merchants Association has decides to shut down market shops in municipality areas on Jan 7 against new Goa Municipality Act Ordinance, which was promulgated earlier this week.
The merchants, during their meeting held in Mapusa, also decided to hold day-long agitation at Azad Maidan, Panaji.
The merchants have strong condemned and demanded immediate withdrawal of the ordinance, which was notified by the Government on Wednesday.
They pointed out that as per the ordinance, the existing shops will be auctioned after ten years. They alleged this will severely affect their livelihood, as majority of shops or establishment, have been ancestral business