The Roads and Highways Ministry has announced that it will soon release a new tolling policy as part of efforts to address and modernise general toll collection methods on the country’s roads. Kwasi Amoako-Atta revealed this when he took his turn at the Meet-The-Press series organised by the Information Ministry Tuesday.
With tolls representing the second biggest share of revenue to the Ghana Road Fund, he is expecting “that the launch of the National Tolling Policy would improve revenue mobilization efforts by the Ministry and curb revenue losses and leakages.”
The Fund is mandated to provide funds to finance routine maintenance, periodic maintenance and rehabilitation of public roads. It generates its revenue from fuel levy, bridge, ferry and road tolls, vehicle licensing and inspection fees, international transit fees as well as other charges in consultation with Finance Minister. Touching on road safety, the Minister announced an improved Road Safety program at an estimated cost of $7.22 million.
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