The sum charged in road tolls may increase, according to a proposal made by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
This is one of the measures the government is taking as it thinks about reinstating the tax policy.
Schedules of the fees and charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022, have been modified by the government (Act 1080).
This is in line with the government’s plan to resume collecting tolls on some roads while measures are taken to determine which roads and freeways will be impacted by the budget-proposed toll reintroduction.
As a result, the Minister of Finance has started taking action to establish fundamental rates for road and highway tolling as part of the Act’s changes.
The Finance Ministry in a statement said, “we are by this letter conveying the proposed rates for input by the Ministry of Roads and Highways to enable this Ministry to complete the schedule of fees under the upcoming Legislative Instrument”.
Following the introduction of the contentious Electronic Transaction Levy in November 2021, the government ceased collecting fees all across the nation as part of policy measures outlined in the 2022 Budget.
The government’s move resulted in the unemployment of road toll workers.
This year, 2023, the government is anticipated to begin collecting road fees on a number of the nation’s roadways.
In the 2023 budget that was presented to Parliament in November 2022, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta mentioned the return of the road toll as one of the revenue-generating plans.
Read the full statement from the Finance Ministry below: