A Call By Evans Afari Gyan Yeboah || NPP Bono Regional Organizer
With the recent withdrawal of emissions tax in Ghana, the spotlight is now on the country’s transportation sector.
This decision signals an opportunity for Ghana to embrace sustainable transportation solutions and pave the way for a greener, more efficient future.
Ghana’s transportation sector faces numerous challenges, including pollution, congestion,Poor and dilapidated vehicles putting the good people of Ghana in high risk in both short and long distance travel with huge dependence on fossil fuels thereby increasing the expenditure of government with OMCs taking undue advantage.
The withdrawal of emissions tax underscores the need for a paradigm shift towards cleaner,safer and convenient alternatives.
Investing in e-transport infrastructure presents a promising solution to Ghana’s transportation woes. Electric vehicles (EVs) offer lower emissions, reduced operating costs, and enhanced energy efficiency.
Countries like Norway and China have demonstrated the transformative impact of e-transport investment, setting a precedent for Ghana to follow as HE ALHAJI DR MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA has competently, energetically and intelligently executed in building a digital economy for our dear country Ghana
The Ghanaian government plays a crucial role in facilitating investment in e-transport infrastructure. Policy measures such as tax incentives, subsidies, and regulatory frameworks can incentivize private sector involvement. Furthermore, fostering public-private partnerships is essential for implementing large-scale e-transport projects effectively.
The potential impact of investing in e-transport infrastructure in Ghana is substantial. Not only can it create job opportunities and stimulate economic growth, but it can also mitigate environmental pollution and improve public health while promoting,developing and building local companies that are currently ready with both technical and financial resources to invest.
Embracing e-transport aligns with Ghana’s sustainable development goals and demonstrates its commitment to combating climate change as championed
In conclusion, the withdrawal of emissions tax in Ghana presents a unique opportunity to prioritize investment in sustainable transportation infrastructure. By embracing e-transport solutions, Ghana can usher in a new era of prosperity, environmental stewardship, and social progress. It’s time for stakeholders, including the government and private sector, to unite in realizing Ghana’s e-transport potential and building a brighter future for generations to come.