Government has initiated processes to pass the Customs Amendments Bill into law to regulate the importation of vehicles into Ghana.
Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs disclosed this in a radio interview on Okay FM, an Accra based Radio Station Tuesday morning.
He said the decision to ban importation of accident and overaged vehicles into Ghana is to create the enabling environment and market for the many automobile companies about to establish outlets in Ghana. Not only that, he also said they are the reasons why we have so many accidents on our roads.
Currently, overaged vehicles are allowed into the country after the payment of penalty but Government is considering a complete ban of the importation of vehicles which are 10 years old and also prevent the importation of salvaged vehicles. (Salvage vehicles are those that have been involved in an accident or vehicles that are flooded).
German car-maker, Volkswagen, Nissan and Toyota are various vehicle manufacturing companies that have plans to set up assembling plants in Ghana to serve the Ghanaian market and other countries.