Mahama’s Fixed Rate On Spare Parts Imports Is A Game– Changer– Takyi Addo

The Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers Association has expressed its appreciation for the recent proposals made by former President John Dramani Mahama concerning the importation of spare parts in the country, contingent on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) emerging victorious in the upcoming general elections.

The leadership of the Association is of the view that these proposals is a significant game-changer for the spare parts dealership industry in the country.

They said the introduction of a fixed rate for spare parts importation, as suggested by the former President, is perceived as a crucial step in eliminating corruption at the ports and safeguarding the investments of their members.

According to Mr Takyi Addo, Head of Communications indicated that the Association believes that a fixed rate, as opposed to a flat rate, will mitigate the possibility of collusion among Customs officers at the port, ensuring a fair and transparent importation process.

The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr John Dramani Mahama promised to engage with all importers knowing that goods imported into the country come from various destinations across the world as part of the implementation of the fixed rate.

Mr Addo said the Association is fully support the idea. “We commended former President Mahama’s foresight in advocating for banks to assist importers in paying to clear goods from the ports, as this will contribute to stable investments and sectoral expansion.”

The Association also lauded the former President’s initiative to engage with all the embassies particularly Korean Embassy which demand an amount of GHC 400,000 to GHC 600,000 is deposited into an account for visas.

To them, the move is a testament to his commitment to facilitating a conducive business environment for spare parts dealers.

We also appreciate the decision not to relocate but rather redevelop the Abossey Okai spare parts hub.

“This aligns with the interests of our members, and we are optimistic that the redevelopment will enhance the efficiency and sustainability of the hub. As we approach the general elections, the Association urges calm among its members. We acknowledge the importance of leadership in carefully evaluating the options presented by political leaders.”

They believe that a collaborative and informed approach will lead to decisions that serve the best interests of our members and the industry at large.

Report By Bernard K. DADZIE

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