Some spare parts dealers at Okaishie have bemoaned the challenges they are confronted with after the introduction of the paperless system.
According to them, they do not know whether the paperless was introduced to inure to their benefit or the benefit of government at the detriment of the spare parts dealers.
A dealer speaking to Rainbow Radio’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi, lamented that, they used to pay GHc15,000 for the clearance of a container but ''we are paying more than GHc20,000 after the paperless system was introduced.''
He said they are usually not so worried about the cost because they will transfer it to the consumer.
Some traders are gradually going out of business, he noted.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised spare dealers that the 2018 budget will make them smile.
Interacting with the spare parts dealers on Friday, 10 November as part of his Greater Accra regional tour, the president thanked them for the support offered to him and the NPP in the run-up to the December 2016 elections, adding that “had Abossey Okai not thrown its support behind the NPP and myself, winning power would have been extremely difficult, so I am grateful to you.” President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that his government has started to implement several of the pledges made to the Ghanaian people ahead of last year’s elections, i.e. Free SHS, the revival of the NHIS, restoration of allowances to nursing and teacher trainees, amongst others.