Ghana: Govt to Reintroduce the Cost of Highway Tolls – Finance Ministry


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Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta

The federal government is ready to reintroduce the fee of street tolls via an modification to charges and fees.

This was contained in a letter from the Finance Ministry dated March 11, 2023, signed by the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, and addressed to the Roads and Highways Ministry.

“Reference is made to paragraph 462 of the 2023 Finances Assertion and Economics of Authorities on the reintroduction of street tolls. Reference can be made to Part 6 of the Charges and Costs (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022, (Act 1080).”

“Accordingly, this Ministry has initiated steps to offer foundational charges for tolling of roads and highways as a part of the amendments of the Act, pending completion of the method to determine the roads and highways to be affected by the reintroduction of the street tolls as acknowledged within the Finances,” it added.

It additional famous that it had offered underneath Part 6 of Act 1080 for the Minister to amend the schedules of the Act to incorporate or exclude Ministries, Departments and Businesses (MDAs) and alter the charges collected by MDAs for his or her companies via a Legislative Instrument, when mandatory.

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