Collection of road tolls on all public roads to be abolished
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that road tolls on all public roads and bridges will be abolished as soon as the 2022 Budget is approved.
“Government has abolished all tolls on public roads and bridges. This takes effect immediately the Budget is approved”.
He made this announcement during the 2022 Budget presentation in parliament today, Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
This decision, according to the Finance Minister, has been taken to address the challenges created by tolling points in the country.
“Over the years, the tolling points have become unhealthy market centres, led to heavy traffic on our roads, lengthened travel time from one place to another, and impacted negatively on productivity”, he stated.
Mr Ofori-Atta stated that “The congestion generated at the tolling points, besides creating these inconveniences, also leads to pollution in and around those vicinities,” while adding that
“The expected impact on productivity and reduced environmental pollution will more than offset the revenue forgone by removing the tolls”.
He assured that all toll collection personnel will be reassigned.
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