Ghana’s Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako-Atta has introduced that authorities intends to take away all human interactions from the collections of street tolls, therefore the tolls can be collected electronically
Based on the Minister, cost of street tolls can be by way of digital means. He stated “We’re going to construct trendy expressway which can include tolling amenities however these tolling amenities will likely be digital tolling facility…if it has to return, it will likely be carried out electronically,”
He additional admonished street customers to brace themselves to pay extra for street tolls within the coming years, as a result of the federal government will not be in a position to generate sufficient revenues from the tolls.
“The entire yr, we had been getting a median of GHC 78 Million relying upon the bottom situation, that sum of money can’t even construct 10km of street. We had been paying the bottom toll in the entire world. In the meantime, we would like wonderful and good roads in our nation.
“We wish good issues; we should be ready to pay for extra. We’ll not be paying the 50 pesewas and GHC 1.” he stated
The reintroduction of the street toll is without doubt one of the income measures contained within the 2023 finances introduced to Parliament by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
In November 2021, the federal government introduced the scrapping of street toll assortment on all main highways throughout the nation.
A yr on the federal government has made a U-turn to reintroduce the gathering of the tolls.