As part of efforts aimed at protecting and promoting Ghana’s international trade, the Chamber of Automobile Dealership Ghana (CADEG) has collaborated with Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) to help develop policy in driving the nation’s automobile industry.
This comes on the back of a stakeholder meeting with the GSA in proposing a Standard Operations Process (SOP) which the automobile industry may adopt to contain the nagging issue of ‘stolen vehicles’ imported into Ghana.
Speaking during the stakeholder meeting, the President of CADEG, Nana Adu Bonsu, bemoaned that the situation is denting the image of Ghana in the eyes of the international community as a destination hub for ‘stolen vehicles’.
Nana Adu Bonsu, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of NABUS Motors, said his outfit took that step to deepen relationship among various committees in the shipping sector to help address some of the challenges facing the automobile sector.
He further stressed that such collaborative efforts are imperative in addressing the issue and in safeguarding the integrity of Ghana in the eyes of the global community.
Mrs Rhodalyn Djanitey, Shipper Service & Trade Facilitation officer of the GSA, revealed that the Chamber, in collaboration with Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), Customs Division of GRA, Ghana Police Service – Auto-theft Department, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Interpol Ghana, Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), are in the process of forming a team to prescribe ways to resolve the issue which is gravely affecting the automobile industry in Ghana.
For his part, the National Vice Chairman of CADEG, Eddie Kusi Ankomah, sought clarification on tax exemption presentation by the representative of the Finance Ministry, Emmanuel Mensah, in explaining the process businesses go through before getting tax exemptions.
Mr Kusi Ankomah, who is also the Chief Executive of Erata Motors, stressed that “Article 14, 15, and 16, of the Tax Exemption Policy needed more clarification to enable the Ghanaian business community benefit from it.