The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) is urging the government to abolish the recently introduced Emission levy.

The Emission Levy, introduced by the Ghana Revenue Authority on February 1, 2024, seeks to impose a levy on carbon dioxide equivalent emissions on internal combustion engine vehicles.

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has threatened to raise transport fares in light of the levy’s implementation.

In an interview with Citi TV, the first Vice Chairman of GUTA, Clement Boateng, disclosed that this could have potential adverse effects on businesses.

“The impact it will have on businesses is that it is going to definitely affect the prices in one way or another because once the levy is implemented it means drivers are going to incur additional costs, and once they incur the additional cost, we don’t have any option other than to pass it on to the consuming public. That is the reason why GUTA would like to take this opportunity to add its voice to GPRTU that the government should suspend the implementation of this emission levy,” he said.