- According to the deputy minister of Roads and Transport, Anthony Karbo, little can be done, till the debt is cleared
- He added that monies received from the Road Fund is woefully inadequate
The deputy minister of Roads and Transport, Anthony Karbo, has revealed that the ministry is currently saddled with a GHc11.6bn debt.
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He added that the amount was accrued by the Mahama-led administration.
According to him, this has been one of the main reasons why the ministry is unable to effectively execute its mandate.
Karbo went on to say that the ministry receives only GHc1.2 billion from the road fund every year, and as this is woefully inadequate, the ministry urgently needs to consider alternative sources of funding.
He revealed that there also various agreements initiated by the previous government, which have hindered the activities of the ministry.
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The deputy minister added that most of the activities of the ministry are capital-intensive, and as such until the debt is eliminated, little can be achieved in terms of Ghana’s road network.
He mentioned that Ghana’s tolling system would be reviewed, as the rates have remained the same for a while now.
He however added that it would be a delicate course of action, because the people of Ghana would want a justification for the increase in the rate, as an attempt to do so should be based on an equivalent improvement in the country’s road network.
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