The former National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Samuel Awuku has disclosed that the government is reconsidering the proposed annual levy for carbon emissions produced by petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.
According to him, even though it is a good idea to promote the use of eco-friendly technology, there will be challenges with the implementation of the tax.
During an exclusive interview on Adom TV’s morning show, Badwam, Sammi Awuku stated that, using electric cars is not an option because “we do not have to charging ports across the country”.
“Government reconsidering the emissions tax. The idea may sound soon but there will be practical challenges in the implementation. The cars that arrive in the country through the ports are all old meaning there is already emission.
“We also don’t have charging ports for electric vehicles to make things easier for cars without emissions. Someone cannot drive from Accra to Kumasi with an electric car because there will be no charging port for the person. They will also not want to pay the tax because their cars don’t produce it,” he said.
The parliamentary candidate for Akuapem North further noted that, the NPP flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia if elected as President will scrap most of the taxes.
“Yesterday was the highlight of his vision, we are now setting up a complete manifesto with the relevant stakeholders. The economy is recovering so Bawumia will relieve most of the taxes,” he said.
Watch full interview below: