December 3, 2023

Member of Parliament for Ada who doubles as second deputy whip for the minority has told Parliament that, Ghanaian ladies need sanitary pads to keep themselves during their monthly period but not rags “amuase”

The MP brought one sanitary pad and a rag to the chamber to justify her debate on the 2024 budget, calling on government to do everything possible to remove taxes from sanitary pads in order to make its prices affordable for ladies to purchase them.

On the other side, the deputy Finance Minister and MP for Atiwa East, Abena Osei Asare explained to the House that, government has made provisions in the 2024 budget by removing taxes and VAT on locally manufactured sanitary pads to make them affordable for Ghanaian ladies.