Accra, May 15, GNA - Members of the
Abossey-Okai Spare Parts Dealers Association have commended government for
smoothly ironing out issues that were inhibiting the 10 percent tax removal and
importation of their merchandise.
“We will also like to particularly commend and congratulate, Mr Isaac Crentsil, Commissioner of CEPS and his Deputy Commissioner for engaging us on several meetings and also giving us the opportunity to provide them with our own values and prices and addressing issues concerning our sets.”
Mr Clement Boateng, Acting Chairman of the Association who said this in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency said it was the outcome of a durbar held for the dealers and workers of CEPS to streamline the inequities of the 10 percent tax removal.
In the first national budget of the New Patriotic Party administration in 2017, the Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance announced the abolition of 10 per cent import duties on spare parts that brought a lot of joy to the dealers all over the country.
Government subsequently implemented the tax reduction later in 2012, but it came with other issues that aggravated the situation of the dealers, calling for further engagements with the Ghana Revenue Authority for resolution.
Mr Boateng said the deliberations were fruitful and hoped that it would meliorate their plight and enable them to offer better services to Ghanaians.
“It was based on this understanding that a durbar was held at our place for the Commissioner to explain what has transpired between them and the Association to members.”
Mr Boateng promised that as soon as the new document was implemented prices of their spare parts would be reduced.