Tema based musicians, Donzy and Ephraim have added their voices to the social media campaign for motorists not to pay tolls when they use the Accra-Tema Motorway.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Graphic.com.gh, the artistes made the comments while speaking in an interview with Andy Dosty on Accra-based Hitz FM after recounting how they almost lost their lives on that stretch.
Donzy was of the view that the toll should not be paid because the motorway was riddled with potholes.
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Ephraim, has however kick started a campaign involving other musicians which was geared towards advocating for commercial bus and taxis drivers not paying the toll.
“They must use it for the reason why it is been collected from us, if not then what is the point paying, no man will invest into any product that will make them suffer, I know most of the people will side with me because this is the reality if you don’t side with me maybe you never has an accident on the motorway or any of relatives or has a problem on the motorway and there is no light.” Donzy stated.
Ephraim said he was heading to all taxi stations and commercial bus stations to rally support for the campaign.
“We have even started a campaign right now, we have go to taxis and trotro stations and ask not to pay, I have started calling some few artists, from the week we will go to all the taxi stations, trotro stations in Tema, we have to take this serious.” Ephraim reiterated.
Both musicians went on to bemoan the the poor state of the motorway and called on autorities to do what was needed to prevent further casualties.
“The Crusade” singer further explained that Ghanaians needed to hold their politicians to account after voting for them, citing the spontaneous protest which occurred on the Madina-Adentan road last week.
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“The government really knows about all this, the party in power is not happy about this because they will lose votes during the next election, the opposition is happy because they will gain votes… they are not thinking about the lives that has being losing on the motorway but their votes.” Donzy stressed.
The Tema-based producer also queried what the tolls money collected over the years have been used for, “What are they using the money for, not even a single street lights on the motorway is working but you keep collecting the money for what,” Ephraim lamented.
Calls being made by the artistes follow recent demonstrations started by residents of Madina and Adenta over some six uncompleted footbridges along the Madina-Adenta highway.
Residents embarked on protests burning tyres and blocking the road to register their displeasure over the rampant loss of lives.
The very first demonstration was sparked by the death of a young lady believed to be a student of the West African Senior High School (WASS). She died after she got knocked down by a car whils crossing the highway.
Not too long ago, YEN.com.gh reported a story of a man who was seen in a viral video refusing to pay toll to use the motorway.
His action has since sparked a movement of social media users who are also refusing to pay toll until something is done about the deteriorating state of the Tema motorway.
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