Road tolls: motorbike riders to pay 5 times more in new levies

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With the collection of road tolls set t to recommence following nearly two years of suspension, motor riders would now pay five times what they were paying before the suspension of the tolls.

A statement signed by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta outlines the charges for each road user group that will be affected by the new tariffs.

“Reference is made to paragraph 462 of the 2023 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government on the reintroduction of road tolls. Reference is also made to Section 6 of the Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022, (Act 1080),” parts of the statement read.

According to the statement, “It is provided under Section 6 of Act 1080 for the minister to amend the schedules of the Act to include or exclude MDAs and/or adjust the fees and charges collected by MDAs for their services through a Legislative Instrument, when necessary”.

“We are by this letter conveying the proposed rates as per the attached Appendix I for input by the Ministry of Roads and Highways to enable this minister complete the schedule of fees under the impending Legislative Instrument,” the statement read.

Per the statement, motor riders will now pay 50 pesewas, 40 pesewas more than the previous 10 pesewas. Pick-ups and 4×4 vehicles will now be charged GHS1.00 while heavy duty tracks will now pay GHS3.5, GHS1 more than the previous charges.

Minister statement on road tolls
Minister statement on road tolls

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