- Vice President Bawumian's talks with spare part dealers have reportedly ended in a deadlock
- The spare part dealers have complained about government's 3% flat VAT rate
- Some dealers say they're on the verge of going out of business because of the current government administration
A report by Mynewsgh.com has it that Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia's meeting with spare part dealers in the Suame Magazine Industrial Area, in Kumasi has ended up in a deadlock.
According to the report, the spare part dealers were invited by the Vice President after complaining that some of the their business are on the verge of crashing. This, they say, is due to the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.
These complaints, which were reportedly aired on Nhyira FM, prompted an invitation by Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia to the leadership of the dealers to meet, especially since the Vice President is also the head of government's economic team.
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But according to Aduanaba Kofi, host of Nhyira FM's morning show who was also part of the delegation that met the Vice President, the meeting that took place at the Flagstaff House ended at a impasse.
“It was inconclusive because some of the concerns raised at the meeting were new to the government,” said Nhyira FM's host.
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Another concern for the dealers is the 3% flat VAT rate recently introduced by government. Nana Mensah Yeboah, a known supporter of the ruling political party in Suame Magazine Industrial area, said the VAT rate has rendered it difficult to import goods into Ghana.
“Everybody knows I am a card bearing member of NPP but I have to tell the realities...I can tell you more of us will soon get out of businesses because of bad government policies," said the disgruntled spare parts dealer.
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