The government has denied critics’ assertions that it was reintroducing road tolls in the country after suspending them.
The charges came after Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta announced that the government planned to toll some new road projects built under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework.
However, in a statement made on Tuesday, July 26, the Roads Ministry stated that the government has no plans to reinstate road tolls.
The statement also added the government will use innovative means to finance road projects in the country for the betterment of the motoring public.
“The Ministry wishes to state categorically that the government has not reinstated toll collection across the country. We further wish to clarify that the Finance Minister’s reference to tolls in the budget review was in respect of PPP road projects only.
The Ministry wishes to reassure the public that the government will continue to use innovative means to finance road projects across the country,” Nasir Ahmad Yartey, Head of Public Relations at the Roads Ministry, clarified.