Private firms resume from Strike


Members of the Joint Private Sector Business Consultative Forum are resuming work today, Thursday March 3, after their three-day strike, which made them shut down shops in the central business district.

The Forum is made up of the Ghana Union of Trader’s Association (GUTA), Food and Beverages Importers Association of Ghana (FBIAG), Ghana Auto Mobile Dealers Association (GADA), Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF), Customs Brokers Association of Ghana (CUBAG), Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana.

They complained about high taxes, which they said were killing their businesses.

A 3% special levy has been imposed on imports. Also, the government has introduced the ECOWAS common External Tariffs. Valued Added Tax (VAT) has also been increased by 2.5%.


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