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19-Jul-2013  
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Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, Mr Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has revealed Government will only tax luxurious condoms.

Speaking at daily meet the press at the Flagsaff House in Accra, he noted: It is not all condoms that will be taxed. There are luxurious condoms that are very expensive and those are the condom that will be taxed.

According to him, the tax will allow consumers who cannot afford luxurious condoms to patronize the cheaper ones.

The debate over taxes being placed on condoms in Ghana has raged on for several days on several media platforms. A former Member of Parliament for the Ahafo Ano South constituency, Stephen Balado Manu maintaining that the move could undermine the fight against HIV/AIDS and other STDs.

The Deputy Minister of Information however said government was still considering the issue.

The Finance committee will take a look at the proposal and make a decision based on the proposal.

He cautioned critics of the new tax to be wary of the fact that the decision was still at the proposal stage, hence the need to proceed with caution.
 
 
 
 

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