Home / POLITICS / Govt Never Cancelled Road Tolls – Presidential Staffer

Govt Never Cancelled Road Tolls – Presidential Staffer

Spread the love

The Director of Local Government Services at the Office of the President, Dennis Miracles  Aboagye, has surprisingly revealed that road tolls were never cancelled nor suspended but only zero-rated.

The government in the 2022 budget abolished road tolls after it announced the introduction of the electronic transaction levy (E-Levy). Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta cited congestion and traffic jams at the toll booths as justification for the decision.


A year after the tolls were abolished, the government commenced stakeholder engagements aimed at reintroducing tolls across the country.

See also  Gov’t abolishes All Tolls On Public Roads And Bridges; Phone Transactions Levy To Pay For Roads – Finance Minister

In a memo dated 10th March 2023 to the Roads and Highways Ministry, the Finance Minister sought their input on the proposed rates.


But speaking on Citi TV/Citi FM news analysis programme, The Big Issue, Dennis Aboagye popularly known as Miracles said assertions that the tolls were cancelled by the government are wrong.


“Government never cancelled road tolls, the government never said it has suspended road tolls it only said that tolls had been zero-rated.”

He added that the decision to re-introduce the road tolls was a well-thought-out process following its cancellation last year.

See also  Trucks From Neighbouring Countries Must Pay Road Toll – Wassa East MP

He, however, admitted that the plan to re-introduce the tolls could have been done in a better manner.






THANK YOU for constantly reading stories on MyGhanaMedia.com,  news publishing website from Ghana. Kindly like, follow, comment and SHARE stories on all social media platforms for more entertaining updates!


Please subscribe to our YouTube channel :  https://youtube.com/@mgmtv113


See also  “I Don’t Believe In Reshuffle' - Akufo-Addo’s Private Conversation ‘Leaks’

Source:  Citinewsroom.com

There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia.com daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.



Admission is still in progress… Get yourself trained in any of our programmes to become a professional healthcare practitioner. Apply now! visit: racoh.edu.gh






Send your news stories to my[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

Parliament Suspends Debate On Report On Akufo-Addo’s New Ministers

Spread the love Parliament has suspended a debate on a report of the Appointments Committee …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *