Govt of Ghana announces tax exemption on Electric Cars Govt of Ghana announces tax exemption on Electric Cars
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... Govt of Ghana announces tax exemption on Electric Cars

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”.

 
 
The Finance Minister said, Ghana is ready to follow the footsteps of cities
such as Hamburg, Oslo and London which are” introducing car and
diesel free zones, to improve quality of life. The UK, India, France, and other countries are planning a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030″.
 
He said for Ghana to successfully switch from Patrol and Diesel cars to Electric cars ,it will require a Public-Private partnership in installing necessary infrastructure for electrical charging.

Source:enaghana.com/Kojo Ansah