The flag bearer for the leading opposition political party in Ghana, Mr John Dramani Mahama has promised to address all the challenges averting the purchases of vehicles assembled in the country.
In addressing the people of Techiman, traders and craftsmen in Techiman Magazine during his ‘Building Ghana Tour.
Former president, John Dramani Mahama claimed that due to the factors of production employed by the companies assembling the vehicles aren’t aiding for the cost of production to be affordable hence, he believes government should be a key stakeholder in the production of the vehicles.
“There are vehicle assembly plants owned by foreigners with the goal of assembling vehicle parts and selling brand-new cars to Ghanaians. The affordability of these cars is a challenge for many Ghanaians; the government should play a role in addressing this issue by purchasing a significant of these locally assembled cars,” he stated.
According to Mr John Mahama, when elected on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, his government would abolish the ban on importing used cars due to the standard of living of the ordinary Ghanaian and the times in which they find themselves.
“Given the substantial demand for vehicles in the government sector, such a move could contribute to the profitability of these companies. Recognizing the financial constraints faced by the ordinary Ghanaians in affording brand new cars, the NDC plans to eliminate the ban on importation of used cars,” Fmr president John Mahama added.
The flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama is currently on a nation wide tour dubbed ‘Building Ghana’. The purpose of his tour is to seek for ideas from all Ghanaians in order for him to draft a manifesto which would address all the problems faced by the citizenry.