The Minority in Parliament is of the view that the Customs Amendment Act “is a rush decision and will not work as government intends.”
The Act, which was passed by Parliament in March 2020, prohibits the importation of salvaged vehicles and ‘second-hand’ vehicles older that 10 years. Per the Act, members of VADUG will also pay 30% more to import specific vehicles.
Groups like the Vehicle and Asset Dealers Union of Ghana (VADUG), have been agitating for an amendment of the Act ahead of its implementation in November 2020.
According to VADUG, “…the Act does not guarantee the survival of our businesses…”
The Minority on July 30, 2020 also declared its stance against the Act.
Addressing members of the press in parliament, Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee, Governs Kwame Agbodza said “this law only makes the indigenous business man a loser. We don’t believe this law is a good law. It is an anti-Ghana law. It is defective”
“NDC is not in favour of the importation of vehicles that are totally wrecked but we believe that the definition and the implementation is skewed against the indigenous business people,” he added.