Take off taxes on sanitary products – Government advised


As part of the International Girl Child Celebration, Partner at Deloitte Ghana and President for the Rotary Club of Accra, Westlands, Yaw Lartey has urged the government to scrap taxes imposed on the importation of sanitary products into the country.

This according to him is to help young girls across the country afford the product.

Speaking to Joy Business at the presentation of sanitary towels and other souvenirs to young girls by the Rotary Club of Accra Westlands to Anumle Basic Schools at Kisseiman also in the Greater Accra region, he said many Ghanaian girls are unable to afford sanitary towels when they menstruate due to the high cost of such products on the market.

“So as part of the International Girl Child, we decided to come to one of the schools we have adopted within our jurisdiction to support them”.

“We have been doing this for years and we shall continue to offer help to these young girls and not just young girls but boys as well”, he said.

He added that plans are underway to support the school with other information technology tools to support the agenda of moving away from just theoretical approach to a more pragmatic approach

“Over the years, we have supplied them with some computers and we will continue to do so”, he maintained.

Take off taxes on sanitary products – Government advised

Administrator for the Rotary Club Accra Westlands, Geraldine Osafo Ntim indicated that the club will reach out to other schools within the area.

“We have adopted Anumle Cluster of Schools but we will also reach out to the schools. This is of great importance to these young girls”, she stated

 The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11 every year to raise awareness on the rights of a girl child and the potential she holds for the future.


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