The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday announced he will abolish the luxury vehicles tax introduced by government to tax vehicles with bigger engine capacities.
The tax affects all vehicles including commercial vehicles, farm tractors, pick up vehicles among others.
With many complaining about the impact of the tax on their operations, especially commercial drivers and small business owners who use pick-up vehicles, Mr. Mahama said the next NDC administration will scrap the tax if government does not not abolish it before 2020.
Speaking to executives and drivers of the Neoplan station local GPRTU in Accra, Mr. Mahama argued 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 for 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, Mahama promised the local GPRTU executives that his government will work with them to construct a modern bus terminal at Kaneshie.