The Ghana Union of Traders’ Association (GUTA) has threatened to abandon Ghana’s port and start doing business in Togo.
This comes after the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) introduced new tariffs at the ports. In a statement released by GUTA, the trader’s association disclosed that their businesses are struggling due to high government taxes.
When importing grains, the increased fees result in a difference of around $2.66 per tonne. Additionally, the cost of importing bagged goods like sugar and rice differs by $5.32 per tonne.
WADR’s Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson completes the story.