High taxes: Private firms to shut down for 3 days

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The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Food and Beverages Association, Institute of Freight Forwarders and other unions have directed their members to close down their shops for three days, as part of a series of actions lined up to protest against increased taxes.

The strike begins Monday February 29 to March 2, 2016.

The association has also called on all agents at the ports not to pay import duties during the strike period.

“We are calling on all importers to instruct their agents not to pay their duties to clear their goods from the ports,” GUTA President George Ofori said at a press conference in Abossey Okai in Accra on Wednesday February 24.

All shops in the business districts of Accra are supposed to adhere to the directive and close their shops, according to Mr Ofori.

To enforce the directive, a task force has been formed to make sure no shop is opened on the said dates.

GUTA members have advised their clients and the general public to stock their homes with whatever they will need for that period, and also apologised for any inconveniences that may be caused during the strike.

Mr Ofori disclosed that the leadership of the joint private sector consultation forum will meet again on Thursday March 3 and decide on the next line of action.

Source: ClassFMonline

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