Government must utterly scrap the Value Added Tax (VAT) at the sale of Mobile Phones and their equipment in Ghana, says Mr Joseph Osei Agyemang, the president of the Mobile Phones and Accessories Dealers Associa-tion (MPADA).
According to him, even if the federal government had modified the VAT on cellphones to the communique provider tax, it used to be nonetheless within the books of the Ghana Revenue Authority and had to be got rid of.
He mentioned this on the climax of the ten years anniversary cele-bration of MPADA held at the theme “Ten years of enhancing telecommunications through mobile phones, accessories and computers,” in Accra the previous day.
Highlighting some of the suc-cesses chalked through the affiliation, he mentioned MPADA in collaboration with the Nima divisional police command has been in a position to cut back crime throughout the Kwame Nkru-mah Circle space.
He counseled the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Communication and Digi-talisation and the Ghana Union of Traders Association for his or her unflinching strengthen to the associ-ation, which had resulted in the expansion of the companies of participants.
He additional appealed to the federal government to seriously re-duce the import tasks on cellphones and its equipment in an effort to make it reasonably priced to all Ghanaians as it could strengthen the federal government’s digitalisation schedule.
“With government’s introduc-tion of digitalisation policy, more of computers and mobile phones are needed to help maintain the policy, hence the need for govern-ment to support the success of our business,” he defined.
He expressed concern over the expanding quantity of foreigners venturing into retail trade within the nation, pronouncing that it used to be cre-ating unfair pageant between the locals and foreigners, and if no longer checked would result in the cave in of maximum companies.
He hinted that MPADA used to be dedicated to making sure that every one individuals concerned within the sale of cellphones and its equipment had been introduced underneath one umbrella to procure the vital strengthen from the federal government and all stakeholders.
On the depreciation of the Cedi, he mentioned the federal government had to expand sustainable answers to stabilise the cedi because it used to be expanding the price of im-porting items and decreasing their benefit margin.
He printed that MPADA used to be dedicated to participating with quite a lot of stakeholders to advertise virtual literacy within the nation and in addition be certain all individuals had get right of entry to to era within the nation.
Meanwhile, some participants of MPADA had been rewarded with cita-tions and different pieces for his or her position in making sure technological advance-ment within the nation and their immense contribution in opposition to the expansion of the affiliation.
Author: Ghanaian Times