10:03, 01.Aug 2018
The Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday, 18 April 2019 announced that he will abolish the luxury vehicles tax introduced by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to tax vehicles with bigger engine capacities .
The tax affects all vehicles with capacity above 2.9 litres.
With a section of Ghanaians complaining about the impact of the tax on their operations especially commercial drivers and small business owners who use pick-up vehicles, Mr. Mahama says, the next NDC administration will scrap the tax if government does not abolish it.
Speaking to executives and drivers of the Neoplan station branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) in Accra, Mr. Mahama argued that the new tax is itself not generating that much revenue and wondered why government would not scrap it.
The NDC leader was on a pre-Easter tour of selected lorry parks to advocate an accident-free Easter, advicing and encouraging the drivers to take greater responsibility for the safe arrival of their passengers and themselves at their destinations.
At the Kaneshie lorry park, President Mahama promised the local GPRTU executives that his government will work with them to construct a modern bus terminal at Kaneshie.