Roads minister Amoako-Atta wants fellow Ghanaian ministers to pay road tolls

Roads minister Amoako-Atta wants fellow Ghanaian ministers to pay road tolls

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has directed road toll collectors to ensure that ministers pay road tolls.

According to the Daily Guide, the minister observed with the exception of a select few, that all Ghanaians including ministers of state, are mandated to pay.

Amoako-Atta who recently posted the performance of his ministry over the last two years indicated that he has received reports that some public officials hide behind their titles to avoid paying tolls at toll booths.

The minister was quoted as saying: “I have heard some people get to the booths and they say I’m managing director or that, and so they just pass."

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Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta. Photo credit: Ghanaweb.com
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He added: “All the toll booth collectors in this country have been instructed that every single individual in Ghana, no matter who are you, you are to pay tolls, if you are a minister you have to pay, if you are managing director you are to pay.”

"I’m the Roads minister now by the grace of God, anywhere I pass, you can ask my driver I pay my tolls,” he told the media Friday.”

The minister said it was important that Ghana sharpened its competence in road toll collection because road tolls are the second highest contributor to the Road Fund.

According to him the highest contributor to that fund was the fuel levy.

He hoped that Ghana would invest into toll collection adding, there are only four collection points that are automated in Ghana.

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Amoako-Atta said the plan to improve on toll collection was to improve on the automation of many of them as possible.

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