Spare parts dealers at Abossey-Okai in Accra today had a massive jubilation over the news that the government has decided to scrap taxes on the importation of vehicle parts.
The traders were captured in a frenzy when the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Attah revealed in the 2017 national budget statement and economic policy in Parliament today in parliament that among others, taxes on imported spare parts was to be scrapped.
The traders said the move relieves them of a huge burden that has over the years prevented them from expanding their businesses.
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Following the announcement of the NPP’s Akufo-Addo as the winner of the December 2016 presidential elections, dealers in the area announced a discount on their products allegedly in solidarity with the new government, a claim which was subsequently denied.
Watch how the traders sang and danced after the announcement was made today in Parliament.