The Importers and Exporters Affiliation of Ghana has joined requires the federal government to scrap taxes on imported sanitary pads to allow buy by girls and adolescent ladies in each a part of the nation.
This comes after a bunch of civil society organisations stormed Parliament Home on Thursday, June 22 clad in crimson, and held numerous placards to demand the scrapping of import taxes on sanitary pads.
Chatting with Citi Information, the Government Secretary for the Importers and Exporters Affiliation of Ghana, Sampson Asaki Awingobit mentioned the plight of some girls and adolescent ladies’ incapability to afford the excessive value of sanitary pads have to be thought of.
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“By not fascinated about the plight of the peculiar residents, by not fascinated about our youngsters within the junior highschool, the senior highschool, and even within the schools, there some younger girls are discovering it troublesome to seek out cash to purchase sanitary pads to handle themselves when they’re on their interval and so for us, we expect that we can’t be chasing cash and neglect in regards to the human facet of it and so for me and my outfit, we strongly oppose it.”
The Affiliation of Ghana Industries (AGI) believes in any other case saying the removing of the taxes may lead to dire penalties for the economic system.