Road tolls will be abolished as of Thursday morning, according to the Minister of Roads.

The Ministry of Roads and Roadways has directed the conclusion of the collection of road and bridge tolls at all locales nationwide, effective from 12 am on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

The decision comes after the Finance Minister stated in the 2022 Budget, which was submitted to Parliament on Wednesday, that the government intends to abolish road tolls once the budget is approved.

A statement signed by the Minister for Road and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta said personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service will be on hand to give security at the risk locales from the effective date.

“ Drivers are kindly advised to approach the locales with caution and observe all safety measures that will be put in place.

“ The motoring public will be advised of another measures in due course.”

The Finance Minister had said the abatement of the road tolls was to enhance productivity, reduce environmental pollution and to reduce the heavy traffic that road tolls were found to beget nationwide.

“ Other highways have been rebuilt and are being rebuilt in greater numbers during the last five years than at any other time in our nation's history.. We indeed want to do a lot further and this budget will cater for this,” Mr Ofori-Atta said.


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