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Scrap new tax on LPG, says Association

The Association of LPG Marketers want the government to scrap reported 18 pesewa tax on every kilogram of LPG

The Liquified Petroleum Gas Marketing Companies Association of Ghana is calling for the scrapping of 18 pesewas tax on every kilogram of gas with immediate effect.

A statement issued by the Association said the introduction of the hike in the energy sector levies’ act defeats government’s policy to increase the penetration of LPG from 25 to 50 percent by 2030.

The Association believes the move also contradicts government’s quest to help the poor and alleviate poverty.

“This increase in tax on LPG came as an unpleasant surprise to Ghanaians in general, and the LPG industry in particular, as it was communicated in paragraph 260 of the 2021 budget that the proposed energy sector recovery would only affect petrol and diesel,” the statement said.

Below is the full statement:

Background

The Minority spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, last week alleged government has introduced an 18-pesewa increment on a litre of LPG.

This additional levy, according to Forson, was not captured in the 2021 budget statement which has since been approved by Parliament.

Fred Dzakpata

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