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Government to re-introduce road toll in 2023

Government to reintroduce road toll in 2023
Government to reintroduce road toll in 2023

The government will resume collecting road tolls on a few highways across the country next year.

The return of the road toll was one of the revenue-generating proposals in Finance Minister Ken Ofori’s 2023 budget proposal to Parliament last week.

“The fiscal policy measures to underpin the 2023 Budget for consideration and approval by Parliament include the reintroduction of tolls on selected public roads and highways with a renewed focus on leveraging technology in the collection to address the inefficiencies characterized by the previous toll collection regime,” paragraph 462 of the 2023 Budget statement reads.

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Tolls on public roads were eliminated in November 2021 as part of the policy changes promised by the government in the 2022 Budget.

The minority members applauded this new decision as they discussed the 2023 budget statement on Wednesday, led by Kwame Agbodza, the minority spokesperson on roads and transportation.

“We welcome the decision by the Roads Minister to bring back road tolls. We take no pride in saying we told you so. Mr Speaker, it was populist, unnecessary and they were there shouting we are going to do it because we have e-levy…today they have brought a law here that they want to bring back road toll,” he said.

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