Govt Should Be Commended For Bringing Back Road Toll…This Is Common Sense – Sarpong | Politics



The federal government within the 2022 finances abolished street tolls after it introduced the introduction of the digital transaction levy (E-Levy). 

A yr down the road authorities has proposed the reintroduction of the street toll with new prices.

The Finance Ministry per a memo titled: Reintroduction of Highway Tolls – Modification of the Charges and Prices (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022, (Act 1080) says “it’s offered beneath Part 6 of Act 1080 for the Minister to amend the schedules of the Act to incorporate or exclude MDAs and/or modify the charges and prices collected by MDAs for his or her providers by a Legislative Instrument, when needed.

“Accordingly, this Ministry has initiated steps to supply for foundational charges for tolling of roads and highways as a part of the amendments of the Act, pending completion of the method to establish the roads and highways to be affected by the reintroduction of the street tolls as acknowledged within the Price range”.

This u-turn has nevertheless generated criticisms in opposition to the ruling authorities.

Political analyst, Yaw Asani Tanoh says the federal government ought to’ve listened to earlier calls from Ghanaians to not scrap the gathering of the tolls. In keeping with him, the Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Atta “who rushed” in suspending the toll needs to be charged with inflicting monetary loss to the state.

Nevertheless, Kwaku Atta Sarpong, the Ashanti Regional Deputy Organiser of the New Patriotic Occasion (NPP) has clapped again insisting authorities needs to be counseled and never criticised for reversing its determination.

“You chastised us for suspending it and you’re once more criticizing us for bringing it again; so what would you like us to do? I don’t perceive…You criticized us for suspending it (tolls); now that it’s again, we needs to be counseled. That is frequent sense…” he fired.




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