Source: EMMANUEL TORNYI
The Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers are voicing their discontent with the government, raising alarms about the negative effects of recently introduced taxes on their enterprises.
Abossey Okai spare parts dealers
Their disappointment stems from their initial perception of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government as being supportive of business.
The Spare Parts Dealers said they are disappointed over the government’s insensitive increase in taxes, high import charges and the inability to stabilise the dollar as promised.
However, they are now witnessing what they consider harmful taxation measures.
The dealers are urging the government to create a conducive and stable business environment that fosters economic growth.
They also accused the NPP government of delivering hardship to them after sponsoring him and the party to win the December 2016 elections after he gave them gargantuan promises.
An aggrieved dealer said the country and everything in it is messed up, and everything has changed, right down to the food we eat. Everything is being taxed, and we don’t see what the tax is being used for. I am paying GH¢6,000 for a container, and a part I used to sell for GH¢5 is now GH¢20.
“Some two years ago, we were selling Toyota Vitz for GH¢35,000, but it is now selling for GH¢70,000, and the cost of spare parts has also shot up due to high import duties and the unstable exchange rates, and all we look forward to is voting this government out,” another spare part dealer added.