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General News of Tuesday, 18 September 2018


Our Friday demo against Akufo-Addo is due to hardship, deceit - Spare parts dealers

Akufo-Addo campaigning to spare parts dealers at Abossey Okai in the lead up to the 2016 elections Akufo-Addo campaigning to spare parts dealers at Abossey Okai in the lead up to the 2016 elections

A group calling itself the National Concerned Spare Parts Dealers Association at Abossey Okai has revealed that it is scheduled to hold a massive demonstration against the government on Friday, September 21, 2018.

According to Chairman of the group, Kwabena Agyei on Accra-based Okay Fm, they can no longer contain the hardship under the current administration following the imposition of several taxes through the backdoor making life unbearable for them.

“We are suffering and things are not going the way they promised us. Kwame do you know that they have increased VAT and that has affected the prices of the items we import into the country? The dollar Bawumia claims to have arrested has also escaped worsening our woes”, he disclosed.

Kwabena Agyei revealed that they will on Friday march from Obossey Okai towards Obra Spot through the Ministries to parliament house and later address the press at the starting point.

“We will later present a petition to the president, the Trades Minister and Parliament House. I also want to use this platform to urge the Vice President to rearrest the dollar the IGP has allowed to escape. He should lock it up and give the key to us”, he advised.

“As importers, the Dollar is the main currency we use in doing business. The rate at which the Cedi is falling against the Dollar is destroying our business and that is not what Nana Addo promised us.”

He also bemoaned how much they have to pay at the Ports to clear their goods in spite of the Tax Cuts and the abolishing of nuisance Taxes announced by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in 2017 during the Budget Reading in Parliament – an act he claimed they are yet to feel in their pockets-

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