The Government of Ghana has announced tax exemptions for automobile companies interested in importing,assembling ,or manufacturing full Electric cars in the country.
“Among other green initiatives, we will, in 2019, work with the Ministry of Energy, to introduce tax-free solutions for Full Electrical Vehicles in order to promote a technology shift from fossil fuel based vehicles, which is a major global source of climate change gasses, and from diesel vehicles which is a significant source for local air pollution and poses significant health challenges to our people”. Ghana’s Finance Minister ,Ken Ofori Atta said during Presentation of the 2019 Budget in Parliament Thursday November 14,2018.
According to the Finance Minister ,the measure is among Ghana’s commitment to meeting the targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals .
“Mr.Speaker, the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development is expected to address the three interconnected elements of sustainable development; economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability and calls for deliberate steps to ensure that Ghana will be fully Agenda 2030 compliant, leading to the accelerated and transformative general wellbeing of every Ghanaian”.
“He added that “As Co-Chair of the UN Eminent Group of SDG Advocates, His Excellency the President is keen to ensure that Ghana leads the way in achieving Agenda 2030 through developing policies that promote sustainability”.