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Government is surreptitiously bringing back road tolls – Inusah Fuseini

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The former MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has said that government is surreptitiously bringing back road tolls.

Ken Ofori-Atta during the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy presentation indicated that Ghana’s roads need fixing and are being fixed but considering the plight of Ghanaians, he said Government has abolished all tolls on public roads and bridges which takes effect immediately after the Budget is approved.

But, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta during the 2022 Mid-Year Budget Statement presentation disclosed that government intends to toll some new road projects in the country.

Speaking on Day Break Upper East Show, Mr. Fuseini said what they’re trying to do is to “surreptitiously bring back road toll because they have realized that they took an imprudent decision and that decision is hurting the finances of the state.”

He said the government is not confident enough to come out and say the decision was wrong and hence we’re bringing back road tolls.

However, in a statement, the Roads Ministry insisted that government does not intend to re-introduce the road tolls which were suspended a few months ago.

“The Ministry wishes to state categorically that the government has not reinstated toll collection across the country. We further wish to clarify that the Finance Minister’s reference to tolls in the budget review was in respect of PPP road projects only. The Ministry wishes to reassure the public that the government will continue to use innovative means to finance road projects across the country,” Nasir Ahmad Yartey, Head of Public Relations at the Roads Ministry, clarified.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana

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