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Plastic Manufacturers Suspend Strike, Engage in Talks with Government

The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers' Association (GPMA) called off its strike to pursue further negotiations with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, following assurances from the Deputy Minister to address their concerns about the 5% Excise Tax.

The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) has cancelled its planned strike, scheduled for July 10, 2024, following negotiations with the Ministry of Trade and Industry. 

The decision to cancel the strike came after the Hon. Deputy Minister, Michael Okvere Baafi (MP), demonstrated good faith and assured the GPMA that he would facilitate further engagements and dialogue with the Government. 

Specifically, the Deputy Minister committed to triggering the necessary mechanisms to stop the implementation of the controversial 5% Excise Tax, a key concern for the GPMA.

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“The Hon. Deputy Minister for Ministry of Trade & Industry, Hon. Michael Okvere Baafi (MP) has shown good faith and has assured us that, he will facilitate further engagements and dialogue with the Government and also immediately trigger the necessary mechanisms and procedures to stop the implementation of the 5% Excise Tax,” an excerpt of the statement said. 

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As a result, the association has put on hold its intended plan to shut down productions, paving the way for a peaceful resolution to the dispute.

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