Updated: Sep 8, 2020
Former President John Mahama has said his next government will scrap the law that bans cars that are 10 years and more from being imported into Ghana.
According to him, it is meant to stimulate the local automotive industry rather than kill it.
He made the promise when the NDC launched its 2020 manifesto at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, on Monday, 7 September 2020.
Recently, a group comprising car dealers, spare parts dealers, clearing agents, and artisans served notice of an intended demonstration on Thursday, 27 August 2020 against the government of Ghana’s ban on old car imports.
The group wanted the ban reversed.
The coalition said in a statement that the Customs Amendment Act, 2020, which comes into force from November this year, will have an adverse impact on the sector as far as jobs are concerned.
The “protest is to serve as a strong signal to the government that its decision will collapse our business and deprive more than 20,000 artisans of our livelihood if the policy is rolled out on 1 November 2020.”
The coalition later called off the demonstration.