“High import duties are killing the business community in Ghana.” – Ghana Union of Traders Association to Government

Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has christened on the government to pay a close attention to the country’s import duty since their woes have increased due to the high cost of import duty

The National Organizer of GUTA, Clement Boateng told Starr FM in an interview that the cost of imported goods on the market will continue to increase if government does not do something about the high import duties.

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“Businessmen in the country have been complaining about high import duties but currently that is one of the ways the government can also make revenue…but we are very prepared to engage government.

“We think that import duties are killing the business community in Ghana.”
His comments come after Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo said during his last media encounter in 2018 that the government is considering scrapping import duties or slash it significantly to boost port operations.

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However, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute of Certified Economist Ghana, Gideon Amissah said GUTA’s demands may not be met due to the current ambitious projects of

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