Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama says the next NDC government will get rid of the law that bans the importation of salvaged vehicles into the country.
Likewise, he indicated, the next NDC government will also get rid of the proposed increment in the import duty for such salvaged vehicles.
Mahama, highlighting some aspects of the NDC’s 2020 manifesto titled: “People’s Manifesto: Jobs, Prosperity and more” in Accra on Monday, said the move was to secure the livelihoods of the many Ghanaians who depended on the sector for their daily bread.
“We will review the Customs Amendment Act 2020 (Act 1014) to get rid of the law banning the importation of salvage vehicles and the proposed implementation of a 35 per cent import duty rate. We are going to get rid of it in order that salvaged cars are not banned and top duty rate government intends to impose on these vehicles does not happen. This is to safeguard the local automobile industry so that our people in Suame Magazine, Abossey Okai, Komkompe to continue to work to earn a decent living,” Mr. Mahama explained.
The ruling New Patriotic Party, in March this year, passed the Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2020 an amendment of the Customs Act, 2015 (Act 891).
The new Customs Act banned the importation of accident and salvaged motor vehicles and cars over ten years of age into the country.
Story by: Lebene Elizabeth | universnewsroom.com