Group to protest luxury vehicle tax on 19th Feb

Six groups will on Tuesday, February 19 protest against the luxurious vehicle tax levy.

A statement jointly signed by the groups namely; Vehicle and Asset Dealers Association of Ghana, National Concerned Spare Parts Dealers Association, True Drivers Union, Concerned Drivers Association, Ghana Committed Drivers Association and Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, they expect about 2,000 luxurious vehicles to be involved in the protest.

They are expected to drive their vehicles to the premises of the Ministry of Finance, Parliament House and the Golden Jubilee House.

 “The demonstration is scheduled at 8 am on the said date. The route will be from Obra Spot through Kwame Nkrumah Avenue to Farisco Traffic light through to TUC before leaving our vehicles at institutions mentioned above” the statement said.

The implementation of the luxury vehicle law commenced August 1 after Parliament passed it to impose an annual levy on vehicles with high engine capacities after it was proposed by the government.

With the approval of the legislators for its implementation, vehicles with engine capacity of 2950 to 3549 Cubic Centimetres were required to pay a levy of GH¢1,000, while those with engines between 3,550 to 4049 cubic centimetres would pay GH¢1,500.

Vehicles with engine capacities above 4049cc were also obliged to pay GH¢2,000.

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