The 2020 Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has promised to scrap the law banning the importation of salvage vehicles into the country when he comes to power.
This promise of the former President is contained in the 2020 Manifesto of the party which was launched in Accra on Monday.
Presenting highlights of the much-anticipated people’s manifesto, Mr Mahama said the law will be scrapped so that importers can continue to bring into the country the salvaged vehicles.
Parliament of Ghana passed the Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2020 that bans the importation of accident and salvaged motor vehicles into the country.
The act amends the Customs Act, 2015 (Act 891).
The banned vehicles comprise wrecked, destroyed or those physically damaged by collision, fire, water or other occurrences, as well as specified motor vehicles that are over 10 years of age.
The act also increases the import duties on specific motor vehicles and provide import duty exemptions for the security agencies and officers of the security agencies, especially those who go on various assignments and peacekeeping in the interest of the country’s security.