The National Organizer for the opposition National Democratic Congress, Joshua Hamidu Akamba is urging Ghanaians not to vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for banning the importation of salvage vehicles into the country.
The law banning the importation of salvaged and used cars older than ten years will come into force in October this year.
The Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which was opposed by the Minority and vehicle dealers across the country was later passed into law by Parliament in March 2020.
President Akufo-Addo also assented to the Act on April 30, 2020.
According to section 154 (5) of the Act, the prohibitions will come into force six months after the Act is assented to by the President.
“The prohibition against the importation of salvaged motor vehicles into the country under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 58 shall come into force, six months after the date of the coming into force of this Act,” the said section of the Act reads.
Speaking to a group of Taxi and Trotro drivers in a video that went viral on the social media, NDC's Joshua Hamidu Akamba urged the group to vote massively for former President John Mahama as the sure way to keep their business.
Mr. Joshua Hamidu Akamba stated "How many people can afford a brand new car for a Trotro in the taxi business and how much sales will the driver make at this time that Bawumia is only seen mounting platforms for comedy whilst he leaves the real Economics Job unattended to?
"The Government led by Nana Addo is just deliberately bringing hardship to the people of Ghana whilst he made his friends and families Rich forever So please don't go and make a mistake by voting for this heartless Government that says you cannot import used cars again meanwhile, these are the cars that you the 'Trotro' and taxi drivers are using for survival and payments of taxes."
Joshua Hamidu Akamba appealed to car dealers, the taxi and trotro drivers to vote for the NDC to bring positive change into the country. "Vote for the NDC to come to power and transform the country and if we come to power and you don't see such positive changes, everywhere you see me, hoot at me."
The NDC's National Organizer who will be in Akatsi South Constituency on Tuesday together with the leader and flagbearer of the party Mr Mahama urged party supporters, Constituency Executives, Branch Executives, and floating voters to be very committed to the 'Rescue Mission' agenda outdoors by the NDC to save this country from the NPP government.