Becca calls for the removal of tax on sanitary pads

Becca calls for the removal of tax on sanitary pads

Ghanaian female musician, Becca has called on the government to scrap the tax on importation of sanitary pads.

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In Ghana, there is a 20% imposed tax on the importation of all sanitary pads while other countries like Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa among others have all scrapped taxes on the importation of sanitary pads.

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Rwanda's Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, Tuesday, announced that: “Moving in the right direction, from now onwards, the government of Rwanda has added sanitary pads to a list of goods that are VAT exempted in a bid to ease their affordability.”

Reacting to this amazing news, Becca wondered why and when Ghana will also scrap the 20% tax levy charged on imported sanitary pads.

In a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, the 'African Woman' hitmaker wondered when Ghana will provide free sanitary pads for every school girl and also scrap the tax.

“Earlier this year, Kenyan government announced free sanitary pads for every school girl. Now, Rwanda just announced tax cut on sanitary pads. Please, when will my government do same?” she asked.

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Several people in Ghana have argued that the high cost of sanitary pads make them inaccessible to poor and vulnerable women and girls across the country, resulting in lots of females using unhygienic materials during their periods.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Becca had debunked the allegation that her husband Sanni Tobi called her mother a witch.

The singer claimed her husband is respectful. She noted that her husband knows how much she loves her mother.

This follows viral reports that the singer's mother and her husband were at loggerheads.

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