The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama has promised that the future NDC administration will lift the prohibition on used car imports.
According to him, the goal of this action is to increase youth job prospects in the automotive industry.
In 2020, the government said that subject to the final enactment of the Customs Amendment Bill, it would not let the importation of secondhand cars that were more than ten years old or salvaged cars, also referred to as “accident cars.”
Speaking to craftsmen and merchants at Techiman Magazine, Mr. Mahama recommended the government think about obtaining a sizable amount of the recently manufactured cars from domestic auto assembly firms.
“There are vehicle assembly plants owned by foreigners with the goal of assembling vehicle parts and selling brand-new cars to Ghanaians. The affordability of these new cars is a challenge for many Ghanaians; the government should play a role in addressing this issue by purchasing a significant portion of these locally assembled cars.”
“Given the substantial demand for vehicles in the government sector, such a move could contribute to the profitability of these companies. Recognizing the financial constraints faced by ordinary Ghanaians in affording new cars, the NDC plans to eliminate the proposed ban on the importation of used vehicles,” John Dramani Mahama assured.