Don’t ban second hand goods —- Dealers to Government.
A group calling itself the Concerned Second Dealers Association of Ghana (CSHDAG) has vehemently condemned the decision by the Energy Commission through government to ban the importation and sales of Second Hand Goods in the country.
The group at a press conference earlier today Wednesday January 7 described false and baseless an allegation by the Energy Commission which suggests that the patronage and use of second hand electronic appliances by the consuming public consumes a lot of energy hence the need to ban its importation including other Home Used Products into the country.
“We want to say categorically that all the allegations by the Energy Commission are totally false and are not worth listening to because we can say on authority that there is no place in this country that you can find Home Used as waste products which will cause environmental effects in the country”.
The Concerned second Hand Dealers Association is calling on the Energy Commission to have a meeting with them to trash out issues pertinent to their business once and for all.
Addressing the media , the chairman of the Association, Mr. Daniel Asare pointed out that statement made by the Energy Commission some months ago on the ban of importation of some second hand or home used products must be well addressed since it will affect the directly.
According to him, reasons of Energy Commission on some appliances are all false because they do not have any scientific proof to those allegations. “Ghana has become a dumping site or grounds for second hand items, secondhand items consume a lot of energy and the use of secondhand items or anything not newly bought are harmful and hazardous to human health”.
Story by Fada Amakye from Daily Sun