Automobile firms push for strict regulation on car importation – Starr 103.5 FM

Automobile companies operating in Ghana are unhappy about the strident increase in the importation of used cars into the country.

Most of the used cars manufactured in Europe do not meet the Ghana’s environmental standards.

The automobile companies say the lapses in the enforcement of laws regulating the importation of used cars are affecting their business and some users of the said vehicles.

One of such automobile companies is the Nissan Group of Africa.

Speaking at an event to unveil the New Nissan ALTIMA in Ghana, the Managing Director in charge of Sales and marketing for the Sub Saharan Region, Xavier Gobille, said it is time government moved to streamline the importation of used cars.

“I think the job of the manufacturer, regulator, government and local authority is to protect the consumer and dumping of used cars is not the right thing to do for the consumer”.

He believes the move will not only benefit consumers but also the government.

“you can’t just regulate everything but you need to regulate what is good for the consumer in terms of safety and health, and I really believe that is the purpose of the law.”

Source: Ghana/ Owusu Amankwaah

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