Traders Are Suffering; Reduce Import Duties - Charles Owusu Appeals To President

Head of Monitoring Unit of the Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to assist traders by reducing import duties.

He noted that prices of commodities have suddenly shot up due to the huge charges at the port.

Charles Owusu revealed that charges on commodities at the various ports have rapidly hiked up, making it difficult for the traders to clear their goods and those able to clear it too are challenged to increase the prices.

To him, just as the President cushioned Ghanaians by providing freebies during the lockdown season, he equally wishes for the President to come to the aid of the traders.

He believed reducing import duties will help alleviate the financial burdens on Ghanaians.

"The government should address these concerns. There are people whose commodities have remained at the port because they can't clear it and those who can clear their goods too are faced with huge charges...Prices of commodities are rapidly rising, so I plead with the government to take measures to ensure the prices reduce. We will be much grateful to the President to address these issues; we have confidence in President Nana Akufo-Addo to resolve this issue," he appealed on Peace FM's ''Kokrokoo'' morning programme.