The government is being urged by the Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana to reinstate road toll collection nationwide in the 2024 budget, which is set to be submitted to Parliament on Wednesday.
Additionally, the group requests that the government give funding for road repairs more priority.
On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, the government’s budget and economic strategy will be presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
“Our roads are very deplorable, and the government should fix them and bring back the toll service so that our physically challenged brothers and sisters will also get work to do and get proceeds to fix the roads.”
The association’s public relations officer, David Agboado, stressed in an interview with Citi News how important it is that the government take the problems with road infrastructure seriously.
He said that the workers, the most of whom were people with impairments, would benefit from the reinstatement of road tolls.
Mr. Agboado suggested a careful reexamination of the reinstatement of road tolls, proposing that the money raised be set aside for much needed road repairs.