- Rev. Dr. Kofi Amfo-Akonnor says the policy will create wealth for some politicians
- He says is the duty of the Churches to speak against such bad government policies
A Reverend Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Dr Kofi Amfo-Akonnor has registered his displeasure over recent enactment of the controversial mandatory Vehicle Towing Levy.
According to him, he will lead a massive demonstration against the New Patriotic Party (NPP), administration until the controversial levy is reversed.
To him, the imposition of the mandatory towing levy on Ghanaians by the Akufo-Addo administration is nothing but a calculated attempt to create wealth for politicians at the expense of poor Ghanaian people.
Rev. Amfo-Akonnor who was speaking at the 10th anniversary of Young Adults Fellowship of the Presbyterian Church at KNUST in Kumasi insisted that, the church also has it at as a duty to kick against such bad government policies meant to overburden society.
“It’s our role as church to fight against harsh laws that are enacted by our own representatives that seem to benefit them without thinking about the ordinary people” , the clergy man said.
He also disclosed that, he could not fathom why what seems to be the responsibilities of government agencies such as Road Safety Commission would be shifted to private entities.
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has been widely criticized for attempting to introduce a compulsory nationwide towing levy programme.
The mandatory towing levy programme requires all drivers and vehicle owners to pay a road safety fee ranging between GHC10 and GHC200 as part of their roadworthy certification fees if implemented.
But several pressure groups and civil society organizations including the opposition NDC members have kicked against the policy, calling on government to abandon the idea.
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