Businesses in Galkayo capital of the north-central Mudug region of Somalia been closed as traders downed their tools to protest against high taxes.
Traders in Galkayo started their protest on Monday bringing to a halt activities in the usually busy business in the Galmudug state.
A Radio Dalsan reporter who visited the market this morning says all shops have been closed.
The traders held a meeting early and are expected to address the media on their next course of action.
They also warned that they will hold a press conference and will stage a protest if the government fails to reduce the taxes.
Galmudug regional state had recently increased tax on the traders who own shops in a bid to increase the regions revenue base.