Government not bringing back road tolls in 2024, says Abena Osei-Asare

The government in the 2022 Budget abolished all tolls on public roads and bridges

The minister of state-designate at the finance ministry, Abena Osei-Asare has said the government has no plan of reintroducing the road tolls this year.

The government in the 2022 Budget abolished all tolls on public roads and bridges, Ken Ofori-Atta, the then Minister for Finance said.

The move was expected to be a relief for road vehicle users given the heavy vehicular traffic, lengthened travel time and ineffective revenue collection at tolling points on our public roads.

However, some experts have called for its reintroduction with some urging the government to bring it back this year.

But during the vetting of Osei-Asare by the appointments committee of Parliament on Wednesday (13 March), she said, “Mr chairman, the suspension of the road tolls was a political decision…”

“the document that spells out the government’s vision for 2024 is the budget and so we’re working with that. In the budget for 2024, I don’t think we have any line item for road tolls and so it remains as such,” Osei-Asare added.

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