As part of the processes government appointees go through, Road Minister Designate Mr. Kwesi Amoako Atta faced the Appointment Committee on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and made it known that one of his priorities as soon as he is confirmed is to increase tolls paid by drivers.
The law practitioner made it known that the current toll rate is 50 pesewas which is less than USD 1 and does not help in terms of revenue generation to help with the maintenance of roads.
As citizens of Ghana, we all witnessed the efforts of the Akuffo-Addo/Bawumia government with regard to the construction of roads in 2020 and look forward to seeing more roads modernized with asphalt.
The lawyer further reiterated that quality roads don’t come cheap. Asphalt roads are the way to go and if Ghanaians want to enjoy such a service, then 50 pesewas would be turned to GHC 1 to help double the current revenue.
As part of the central governments responsibilities, we can only hope appropriate steps can be taking to reduce the number of road accidents in the country.
Ghana is still a developing world but news such as more than 60 people drowning in DR. Congo because they had to use boats to get to certain places in the country as a result of bad roads means that the state is little bit above several Central and East African countries and should put appropriate measures to curb the loss of lives through motor accidents.
Mr. Kwesi Amoako Atta has served the people of Ghana well by modernizing the main roads. It is our prayer that the second-term of the Akuffo-Addo administration will see most inner community roads developed to aid traveling across several regions in the country.