Government is putting in place procedures to ban completely the importation of accident vehicles and vehicles which are 10 years old.
According to the Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the decision by government to ban importation of overaged vehicles is due to a decision by many foreign automobile companies to establish outlets in Ghana.
In the last three years some automobile companies have announced they will establish plants right here in Ghana.
He continued by saying that government has started a process to pass the Customs amendments bill into law to regulate the importation of vehicles.
“For a start, maybe we may begin by banning the importation of vehicles that are older than 10 years and then also prevent the import of salvaged vehicles (Salvage vehicles are those that have been involved in an accident), vehicles that are flooded–people claim them and bring them here, they are the reasons why we have so many accidents on our roads, so it is intended to amend the laws to suit the circumstances to draw down the curtains which will not happen overnight.” he stated
Currently, the laws of the country allow overaged vehicles into the country after payment penalty.