According to Stephen Jalula, Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, the government’s decision to stop collecting road tolls is still in effect.
His justification follows the Finance Minister’s declaration that tolls will be implemented on the Accra-Tema Motorway once the repair and extension project is finished.
In order to acquire equity in the Special Purpose Vehicle that GIIF will construct for the project, the Government of Ghana would give funds through GIIF, Mr. Ofori-Atta said.
The Deputy Minister stated any decision to impose road tolls will be presented to Parliament for further action in an interview with JoyNews on Monday.
He emphasized that not all roads are covered by the Finance Minister’s declaration.
According to what I understand, the policy has not changed and won’t alter as a result of the new statement that was read. What he [the finance minister] did say was that tolls would be placed on the Tema Motorway and that PPP would be used to build it. If the administration decides to modify the road tolling policy later, it will be presented to the Parliament for discussion, he said.
The government announced on November 17, 2021, that tolls on the nation’s toll roads will no longer be collected from drivers.
The government has removed all tolls from public bridges and roads. When presenting the 2022 budget to Parliament, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta noted, “This takes effect as soon as the Budget is adopted.
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