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Plastic Manufacturers to protest on July 10 over 5% excise tax

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The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA) has announced plans to protest on Wednesday, July 10, over the newly imposed 5% excise tax on locally produced plastic products.

The Association, representing local industry players, on June 27 issued a weekly request to the government to demand the immediate suspension of the tax, asserting that if their demands are not met, they will shut down production for seven days to voice their discontent.

Speaking at a press conference, the President of the Association, Ebbo Botwe stressed the urgency for the government to reconsider its position as he called for renewed engagement with all stakeholders to prevent the potential economic fallout from this planned production shutdown.

However, the government has failed to address the Association’s demand, leading to the demonstration.

GPMA, in a statement dated Monday, July 1, announced the protest in collaboration with the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers and Plastic Sellers Association of Ghana.

The protest is expected to start at Obra spot at Circle through to the Accra Technical University and end at the Ministry of Finance with over 400 participants.

The Association is urging all members to partake in the demonstration for their concerns to be addressed.

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