I will reverse ban on importation of ‘over-age’ cars in Ghana – John Mahama

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer has declared that the import prohibition on old cars will be lifted by a future NDC administration.

According to Mr. Mahama, the goal of this move is to give young people more job options in the automotive sector.

Speaking to traders and craftsmen at Techiman Magazine, Mr. Mahama emphasized how crucial it is to lift the prohibition in order to give young people more employment options.

The ban, which went into effect in 2020, applied to used cars that were more than ten years old and completely prohibited salvaged autos until the Customs Amendment Bill was passed.

The outgoing president encouraged the government to think about acquiring a sizeable share of recently built cars from regional auto assembly firms.

He emphasized that, given the high demand for cars in the public sector, assisting these businesses with government purchases might increase their profitability.

Mr. Mahama noted that many Ghanaians had difficulty affording cars that are locally built.

He suggested that by acquiring a sizable percentage of these cars, the government could help address this problem.

Mr. Mahama claimed that this will support the expansion of regional vehicle assembly businesses.

Mahama pledged that the NDC intends to lift the planned prohibition on the importation of used cars, pointing out the financial difficulties faced by average Ghanaians in purchasing new automobiles.

This pledge is consistent with the party’s objective of encouraging car accessibility for a larger proportion of the populace.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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