- NPP has assured Ghanaians that the import duties on sanitary pads would be scrapped if they are retained in power
- According to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, it is to reduce the market price of the commodity
- He also added that the move is also to promote personal hygiene and health for all women especially girls living in rural Ghana
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There have been several calls for the scrapping of import duties on sanitary pads to make them more available to girls, especially those in the rural areas.
The inability of most girls in rural areas to purchase pads due to their prices has kept a lot of them out of school during their menstrual period.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP), as part of efforts to gain the support of Ghanaians, come December 2020, has assured Ghanaians that the importation duties on sanitary pads would be scrapped if they are retained in power.
According to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the goal of such an intervention is to encourage patronage of the pad by reducing the market price.
Dr. Bawumia made this known during the launch of the party’s manifesto at the University of Cape Coast on Saturday, August 22, 2020
He also added that the move is also to promote personal hygiene and health for all women especially girls living in rural Ghana.
“We will eliminate import duties on sanitary pads to improve health conditions, particularly for girls...“, he stated.
In other news, the vice-president of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has fulfilled his promise to build a new house for Dari Poga, an 80-year-old woman with leprosy who has been abandoned by her children.
This follows a Joy News report that highlighted the plights of the elderly woman.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the 80-year-old woman, a resident of Gurungu in the Upper West Region, has been abandoned by her children.
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