Only Parliament can assure whether road toll will replace e-levy

Only Parliament can assure whether road toll will replace e-levy

This follows concerns expressed by sections of the public that upon the reintroduction of road toll, the Electronic Transaction Levy (e-levy) should be cancelled.


It would be recalled that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta proposed an increment in the amount paid as road toll in a memo to the Minister of Roads and Highways.

But the Minority Chief Whip, Kwame Governs Agbodza, stated that the Minority in Parliament will not support an increase in the amount charged as road toll unless they are convinced that the proceeds will be used for road-related expenditure.

He explained that monies accrued from the road toll cannot be spent on other activities such as the construction of the National Cathedral.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Top Story on Tuesday, he stated that “Minority will never support the amendment if the Capping and Realignment Act is still on the road fund.”

Mr Agbodza stated that “In my view unless we can prove that whatever we charge as road toll will entirely to be used on road-related expenditure, the Minority will not support this

This, he noted is because road users “feel that they pay some amount of money and that money hardly gets seen in improving the roads in this country.”

Original Story on: AdomOnline

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