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PNC supports CI limiting importation of rice, sugar tripe et al

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The opposition Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) has commended the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the government of Ghana for their intention to present a Constitutional Instrument (C.I) to Parliament, which seeks to restrict the importation of certain goods and products into the country.

In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the party, Madam Janet Asana Nabla, the PNC believes that the policy will create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in Ghana. Madam Nabla emphasized the urgent need for both the governing NPP and the larger opposition party NDC to treat the C.I as a national issue rather than a political one.

“We firmly believe that this policy should be treated as a national issue rather than a divisive matter between the NPP and NDC. The ongoing disagreements between the two major political parties only serve to impede progress, while the Ghanaian youth suffer the consequences. Without drastic measures, job opportunities will remain a mirage for our youth, whether it is PNC, NPP, or NDC that is in power.”

The CI will compel importers of 22 restricted items, such as poultry, rice, sugar, diapers, and animal intestines (commonly called yemuadie at local eateries), to seek licenses from a committee set up by the Minister of Trade and Industry.

The PNC General Secretary further urges individuals, civil organizations, religious bodies, and youth groups to mount pressure on Members of Parliament to see through the C.I before them.

“The PNC calls on civil society organizations, the Ghanaian youth, religious bodies, and freedom fighters who advocate for the welfare of the youth to exert pressure on Parliament to pass the CI. Parliament must remember the youth who lined up at polling stations to vote for them and prioritize their interests.”

The statement said future PNC governments will go further by completely banning the importation of all products that can be produced locally to prioritize job creation and motivate Ghanaian youth and local producers.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com | 101.1MHZ | David Azure | Bolgatanga |

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