The Coalition of Car and Spare Parts Dealers within Tema, Spintex, and Ashaiman say they will embark on a demonstration against government on Thursday.
The exercise is to protest against the implementation of the Customs Amendment Act 2000.
A statement by the Coalition signed by the Secretary of the Tema Car Dealers Association, Kofi Asamoahsaid the protest is to send a strong signal to Government that its decision will collapse their business and deprive more than 20,000 artisans of their livelihood if the policy is rolled out on 1st November.
In March this year, Parliament passed the Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2020 after it was read on the floor of the House for the third time.
The objective of the Bill is to amend the Customs Act, 2015 (ACR 891) to provide incentives for automotive manufacturers and assemblers under the Ghana Automotive Manufacturing Development Programme and prohibit the importation of salvaged motor vehicles and specific vehicles over ten years old into the country.
In a statement, however, the group insists the livelihood of its members are at stake.
The Coalition alleges that though there have been series of meetings between the Trade and Industry Ministry with the Coalition, and subsequently with PresidentAkufo-Addo, their concerns have still not been addressed.
They therefore, intend to embark on series of actions throughout the country starting with Tema followed by Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tamale to register their protest against the implementation of the policy on 1st November 2020.
They are therefore calling on members to come “out in their numbers in support of the protest march to save their businesses.