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Roads Minister hints of an increase in road tolls across the country

The increasing number of unmotorable roads in the country during this rainy season has prompted the government to begin making plans to increase road tolls in the country.

This also indicates that many investors are not really interested in pushing huge sums of monies into the construction and renovation of the Ghanaian roads.

The Ministry of Highways has made the announcement today that it is considering the option of increasing revenues collected on the roads and use such monies to pay contractors to build and improve upon the nature of the roads in the country

 

Initially, most of Ghanaians were against this view in the sense that, they believe that for years now after collectinbg monies from the populace all this while, they cannot attest to which of the roads the Ministry has successfully used the tax payers monies to initialize and complete, left alone using such roads for long. 

Most Ghanaians are often angry when this topic is raised because most of the roads constructed hardly lasts long. A vivid example is the one that was destroyed in the Upper West Region after a rainfall a few weeks ago. 

Ghanaians are of the view that the contractors should have known and putten into consideration better gutters that can serve as drainage during floods when the roads were constructed.

The Deputy Roads Miinster, Mr. Jalulah Pambiin Stephen made this declaration to the media here in Accra today.

Comparing the amount of road tolls currently being paid in the country to that of other African countries, the Minister was of the view that Ghana's road tolls are the cheapest.

He said that the country's current debt stock is ballooning and the Ministry has the only option to increase road tolls to cater for the roads because the amount of monies the government allocates to the roads Ministry to cater for the Ministry, in his view, is not enough. 

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Ghanaians Jalulah Pambiin Stephen Miinster Ministry of Highways Upper West

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