Wendy Shay, a well-known Ghanaian Afrobeats musician, made a serious appeal to President Nana Akufo-Addo about the unreasonably high import taxes levied on cars. She fervently exhorts the President to act right now in order to lessen the burdensome situation that Ghanaians are currently experiencing.
Wendy Shay, also known as Wendy Asiamah Addo, understands the problems felt by several people who try to import cars into the nation.
“Your excellency @NAkufoAddo Mr president, I know you have the welfare of Ghanaians at heart but can you please do something about import duties, especially on cars?” a portion of the tweet read.
The well-known artist known as the “Uber Driver” recently tweeted against the excessive import taxes levied on automobiles. This brought the glaring price difference between buying a vehicle in the United States and the following financial burden of custom charges upon importing to the government’s attention.
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She gave a specific example to illustrate this problem. Imagine buying a car in the US for $35,000. The astonishing duty payment would be $30,000 USD, or around 340,891.80 Cedis.
“The import duties on cars are way outrageous,” she continued. You spend $35,000 (397,707.10 Cedis) on an automobile in the US, and you must pay a duty of $30,000 USD (340,891.80 Cedis). Please take action, Mr. President.
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