An advocacy group, Orange Girl Foundation, has called on Vice President Dr Mahamudu Barumia to honour a pledge he made during the campaign of the 2020 general election.
The Vice President had then vowed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government would remove the luxury tax on sanitary pads. He indicated that the move would make sanitary products affordable, particularly for girls, and even expressed the intention to promote local production to further bring down costs.
However, three years on, the anticipated removal of the 20% luxury tax on sanitary pads in Ghana, a move aimed at combating period poverty, remains unrealised.
It is on the back of this that the Orange Girl Foundation issued a gentle reminder to the Vice President, stressing the significance of his commitment and urging him to act on his words.
“We believe he might have forgotten due to his busy schedules with his digitalization drive. Hence a gentle reminder to him. As he mentioned, “IT IS VERY IMPORTANT”, hence the need to walk the talk,” portions of the petition read.
Read full statement here: