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They want to take more money from you so they want to reintroduce road tolls – Minority

Kwame-Agbodza

The Minority in Parliament has criticised the government’s intention to restore road tolls.

This was in response to the Ministry of Roads and Highways’ revelation that plans for reintroducing the toll were well advanced.

Sector Minister Asenso-Boakye stated that the Ministry is now consulting with key stakeholders to reintroduce road tolls.

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He claimed that the move is to raise resources to fund repairs for the country’s deteriorating roads.

But speaking to journalists in Accra on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, Minority Chief Whip Governs Agbodza criticised the Minister for behaving as if this was the first time the road tolls were being introduced.

He said the Minister was part of the Cabinet when the decision to scrap the road tolls was reached, and yet he is pretending to be unaware of it.

“That is quite an interesting position by the current road minister. In fact, is it not the case that he was part of the cabinet when the decision was taken to suspend the collection of tolls and when Mr Speaker and all of us drew the attention that, that singular action was illegal, they told Mr Speaker to go to the toll booth to collect the toll himself if he likes. This is just a testament of a government that is wayward, lost touch and doesn’t know what they want.”

“Cabinet decided to suspend the collection of tolls as propaganda to foist E-levy down the throats of Ghanaians. We are paying E-levy today. They want to take more money from you so they are coming back to condemn each other to say that they want to collect tolls. Then the entire government is condemned. They cannot pick and choose who is upright in the government.”

“So’ we wait. We have been consistently saying that there was no need to suspend the collection of tolls. So, Ghanaians can see which part of the political divide can be trusted and is consistent with policies in this country.

“And obviously the NPP’s record of being straight and fair to Ghanaians has been called into question so many times,” he stated.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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