The Abossey Okai tyre importers association is demanding for a one year suspension of the implementation of the law banning the importation and use of substandard vehicle tyres in the country.
This comes 18 days before the enforcement of the law.
According to the tyre importers, this is to allow for more education and correction of some provisions in the law.
“There are two things that have to be considered including the date for implementation and the life span for a tyre as stipulated in the law”, the President of the association Jones Fudjie stated.
He said the group has made its position clear at the final consultative forum on the enforcement of standards on vehicle tyres by National Road Safety Commission organised in Accra.
Meanwhile government as part of efforts to stop the importation of the sub standard tyres is considering the introduction of an electronic scanning device at the country’s ports.
The device, shearographer is expected to scan and clear about 20,000 tyres a day.
Effective September 1, 2015 the National Road Safety Commission is expected to start enforcing the law banning the importation and use of substandard vehicle tyres in the country.
In a speech read on behalf of the transport minister Dzifa Attivor, by Lawrence Kumi at the final stakeholder forum before the implementation of the law in Accra she said the law will address the situation where tyre defects are blamed for the over 15% of vehicles involved in accidents.
By: Rabiu Alhassan/citifmonline.com/Ghana