My friend who imported 150 containers of goods in 2017, imported only 20 in 2018 because of high import duties-Ken Agyapong

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Ruling New Patriotic Party firebrand, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has once again bemoaned the high import duties at the country’s ports, explaining that it has become a disincentive to the businessmen and importer in the country.

According to him, the trend has negatively impacted businesses and importers who are now importing far less than they used to.

Speaking on his Madina based private radio station Oman Fm in Acccra, Mr. Agyapong who is also the Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region said a friend of his who imported some 150 containers of goods in 2017 was forced to reduce the number containers to as low as 20.

‘’With the basic economics that I know, I when the import duties are high like this the cost is automatically transferred to the ordinary Ghanaian. Because the businessman or the importer is in to make profit. We should watch this, as a party and government’’ he said.

According to him, government must look at resolving most of the challenges confronting the business community in 2019, particularly the high import duties in the ports.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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