The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu says the government is working on a Bill to ban the importation of accident and overaged vehicles into Ghana.
This is to help create an enabling environment and the market for various vehicle manufacturing companies, which have pledged to set up assembling plants in Ghana.
According to Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who is also the Majority Leader in Parliament, the Bill is still in its consultation stages.
He said it has been presented to the appropriate Parliamentary committee as a first stage and some recommendations have been made. He added that it has been taken back into government circles for further consultations.
Various vehicle manufacturing companies such as Nissan and VW have firmed up plans to set up assembling plants in Ghana to serve the Ghanaian market and other West African countries.
There is currently a huge market for salvaged (accident) and second-hand vehicles imported into Ghana.
Mr Osei-Kyei-Mensah made this known in a radio interview on Accra based Okay FM Tuesday morning [February 11, 2020].