Fri. Mar 24th, 2023

The road tolls Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022, has had its schedules revised by the government (Act 1080).

The amendments are consistent with the government’s intention to reintroduce tolls on some roads pending the completion of steps to identify the roads and highways that will be affected by the reintroduction of tolls.

To that end, the Ministry of Finance has begun the procedures required to determine the toll foundation rates, while the Ministry of Roads and Highways examines them.

According to a statement issued by the Finance Ministry, “we are by this letter sending the recommended rates for input by the Ministry of Roads and Highways to enable this Ministry to finalize the schedule of fees under the upcoming Legislative Instrument”.

The government will resume collecting road tolls on selected roads in the country this year.

The reinstatement of the road toll was one of the revenue-generating plans included in Finance Minister Ken Ofori-2023 Atta’s budget, which was presented to Parliament last November.

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Tolls on public roads were discontinued in November 2021 as part of policy measures announced by the government in the 2022 Budget, displacing several road toll collectors.

Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister, admitted that the suspension of road toll collection had hampered the government’s revenue generation.

He claims that the hasty decision made in anticipation of the E-passage levy has now turned into a major issue, with the government struggling to deal with it.


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