Home / GENERAL NEWS / Government Don’t Owe Toll Collectors Any Money – MoELR

Government Don’t Owe Toll Collectors Any Money – MoELR

Spread the love

The government insists that all former attendants at the defunct road toll collection points were paid in full for the duration of their contract.

Months after the government abolished the collection of road tolls in the country with a promise to re-assign the affected workers; many of them are still unemployed.

 

Answering questions in Parliament, Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko Brobbey explained that although these workers do not have jobs as of now, their salaries were paid in full.

See also  COLA strike: Organised labour, Gov’t Must Strike A Fair Balance – Akufo-Addo

 

“At the time of the suspension of toll collection, a total of 784 toll workers were engaged by the Ghana Highway Authority under a contract set to expire in December 2021. Out of the 784 contract workers, 517 of them were employed by the toll and route management limited while 214 were employed by the Ghana Highway Authority.”

 

“As part of measures to cushion the affected workers, the government paid their salaries for the remaining time of their contract; that is November and December 2021.”

See also  Today's Newspaper Headlines; Thursday, 24th February, 2022.

 

The toll workers were relieved of their jobs following a directive by the Government in November 2021 to suspend the collection of tolls on roads and bridges in the country.

On the back of this, the government promised to pay affected workers until they are reassigned.

However, the workers say they are yet to be trained and reassigned to other jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  Citinewsroom

 

See also  Menzgold Outlines New Road Map For Settling Aggrieved Customers

 

 

 

Disclaimer: MyGhanaMedia is not responsible for this report and its content. There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.

Image


Send your news stories to [email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719

 

 

About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

Pass Internal Audit Bill Or Forget About Fighting Corruption In Public Service – IAA

Spread the love The Director General of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA), Dr. Eric Oduro …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.