Car dealers threaten to go on demo over ban on second-hand cars; drop details

Car dealers threaten to go on demo over ban on second-hand cars; drop details

- Dealers in second-hand cars, as well as accident cars, have threatened to embark on a demonstration

- This is to register their displeasure at provisions in the Customs (Amendment) Act, 2020.

- The Act prohibits the importation of cars older than 10 years into Ghana

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The Automobile Dealers Union of Ghana (ADUG) has repeated a threat to embark on a demonstration over aspects of the Customs (Amendment) Act, 2020.

The Act has in it, provisions that ensure the ban of second-hand cars which are more than 10 years old.

The ban also covers salvaged cars, popularly known as ‘accident cars.’

Car dealers threaten to go on demo over ban on second-hand cars; drop date
Source: citibusinessnews.com
Source: UGC

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In March 2020, Parliament passed the Customs (Amendment) Bill, which was later assented to by President Akufo-Addo on April 30, 2020.

Per a report by citibusinessnews.com, the government argued that the benefits of the Act far outweigh the losses

It added that the Act is likely to boost the Ghana Automotive Manufacturing Programme which has so far attracted several car assembling plants into the country.

ADUG is, however, convinced that the Act is likely to leave its members jobless in the short to medium term.

The government has, meanwhile, revealed that the Act would take effect from October 2020.

Meanwhile, 12 public-sector unions have drawn the attention of the government to low pension amounts paid by the Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

They have consequently called for reforms in two weeks else they will lay down their tools.

The 12, who have constituted themselves into the Forum for Public Sector Registered Pension Schemes, say they have been receiving complaints from pensioners with regard to the meager amount paid them upon retirement.

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