Making a change is one of the most difficult things to do. Changes made by the government will affect some groups of people and also leave others favoured. Not long ago, the government of Ghana placed an order for toll collection in the country to be stopped. This decision by the government has indeed caused a huge loss of jobs for some groups of people. This change is one that the government of Ghana may find best for the citizens of Ghana.
There has been a lot of negative news about the whole toll collection in the country. Citizens of Ghana complain about how the collection of tolls causes heavy traffic on the roads. Other news that circulates about the collection of tolls in Ghana is poor accountability. Many Ghanaians have always developed doubts as to whether all toll funds collected are given to the government for developmental projects. The government might have weighed the pros and cons of toll collection in the country to arrive at its decision.
The cancellation of the collection of toll fees might mean freedom for drivers who pay them almost every day. However, it will also mean that workers at tollbooths will be unemployed and taking care of the family will be difficult. Most of the workers at the various toll booths in the country are reported to be disabled people. Making a decision that will make such individuals unemployed is a very serious one.
These current unemployed tollbooth workers are pleading with the government of Ghana to find new employment opportunities for them. Tollbooth workers have been at home since the collection of toll fees was cancelled. Some of these workers have reported that they have been laid off with months of unpaid salaries.
Tomorrow, at 7:00 am, all tollbooth workers who have lost their jobs are reported to embark on a demonstration. All laid-off tollbooth workers will gather at the Accra Sports Stadium to start their demonstration. Their final destination for the demonstration will be the parliament house, where they will present a new letter to the government.
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