The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has announced that a future NDC government will overturn the ban on the importation of used vehicles.
Mr Mahama stated that this decision is aimed at fostering increased employment opportunities for the youth within the automobile industry.
Addressing artisans and traders at the Techiman Magazine, Mr Mahama underscored the importance of reversing the ban to generate more job opportunities for the youth.
The ban, instituted in 2020, targeted used vehicles older than 10 years and imposed a complete prohibition on salvaged cars pending the passage of the Customs Amendment Bill.
The former President urged the government to consider procuring a significant portion of newly assembled vehicles from local automobile assembly companies.
He emphasised that supporting these companies through government purchases could contribute to their profitability, especially considering the substantial demand for vehicles in the public sector.
Mr Mahama acknowledged the affordability challenges faced by many Ghanaians when it comes to purchasing locally assembled cars.
He proposed that the government play a role in addressing this issue by procuring a substantial portion of these vehicles.
This, according to Mr Mahama, would contribute to the growth of local automobile assembly companies.
Highlighting the financial constraints of ordinary Ghanaians in affording new cars, Mahama assured that the NDC plans to eliminate the proposed ban on the importation of used vehicles.
This commitment aligns with the party's goal of promoting accessibility to vehicles for a broader segment of the population.