Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia popularly known as General Mosquito The General Secretary of National Democratic Congress (NDC) has made a daunting claim that the government’s decision to ban the importation of salvaged cars into the country is a way to promote foreign car manufacturing companies at the expense of the local automobile industry.
He remarked ” Is Germany not selling second hand cars? If German the originator of the VW car manufacturer still sells second hand or salvage cars and it is not banned, why then do you ban salvage cars because VW has come to establish a branch here”
This precedes parliaments passing of the Customs Bill that places a ban on the importation of accident and salvaged cars the country.
This Bill was immediately greeted with disdain and push backs from the local automobile industry who stated without mincing words that this single act was a ploy to favor foreign car manufacturing companies that had set shop in the country.
The NPP government in their defense explained that this initiative was geared towards ensuring that local car manufacturing companies like Kantanka Automobile and Volkswagen (VW) retain their investment and ensure their survival.
General Mosquito who seemed unhinged by the ruling government’s explanation speaking at the NDC’s Town Hall Meeting at Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) recently, reiterated that the action by government would drown the local car business industry in favour of Volkswagen which is not Ghanaian.