Gov’t Abolish Taxes On Tolls On All Public Roads

 Gov’t Abolish Taxes On Tolls On All Public Roads

The government has announced the abolishment of tolls on all public roads in the country.

This was announced in the 2022 budget statement and economic policy presented by Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister before Parliament on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

According to the minister, the government has observed that toll booths are doing more harm than good, hence the need to remove them.

The decision is to take effect with the approval of the budget.

“To address these challenges, the government has abolished all tolls on public roads and bridges. This takes effect immediately after the budget is approved,” the Finance Minister said.

He noted that persons manning the various toll booths will be reassigned by the government.

Ahead of the budget reading, there were speculations that the government may increase road tolls as it seeks to raise domestic revenue.

Some also suggested the removal of the tolls and replacing it with a one-time payment at the point of vehicle road worthy renewals.