The Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Marketers Association of Ghana has renewed calls for the government to remove taxes and levies on LPG, which currently stand at about 13%.
The Association also
called on government to redirect the dollar auction policy toward the
importation and pricing of LPG in the country.
These actions, according
to the LPG Marketers Association of Ghana, when implemented, will achieve the
desired price reduction impacts.
The Association made this
demand in a release issued on March 1 and signed by its Chairman, Mallam
According to the group,
the price per kilogramme of LPG in Ghana has risen to GH₵16.00, a burden to the
many households and businesses that depend on LPG for cooking and other uses.
The LPG Marketers
Association of Ghana believes “that the government can do more to alleviate
this burden by removing taxes on LPG and redirecting its dollar auction policy
towards LPG imports and pricing.”
Association called on the government to include the LPG industry in the Gold
for Oil deal to further support the growth and development of the industry.
“We remain committed to
working with the government to find lasting solutions to the challenges facing
the LPG industry in Ghana,” said Gabriel Kumi, Vice President of the LPG
Marketers Association of Ghana.
“We are hopeful that the
government will consider our calls to remove taxes on LPG and redirect its
dollar auction policy towards LPG imports and pricing to improve the lives of
Ghanaians,” he added.
The LPG Marketers
Association of Ghana believes that the inclusion of the LPG industry in the
Gold for Oil deal and the removal of taxes on LPG will result in a significant
price reduction of LPG, thereby making it more affordable to Ghanaians.