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Just tell Ghanaians annulling road tolls was an error – KSM

Just tell Ghanaians annulling road tolls was an error – KSM

Ghanaian director, actor, author, talk show host, and satirist, Kwaku Sintim-Miss a.k.a KSM has tasked the sitting government (New Patriotic Party) to be bold and come out to declare that annulling road tolls was an error.

Speaking in an interview with GhanaWeb, KSM urged the government to bring back road tolls.

So, basically, I thought that the whole thing was muddled with confusion. Number one, it shouldn’t have been canceled at all; number two, they just decided to bring it back. Why are you bringing it back?” 

Are you bringing it back because you made a mistake canceling it in the first place? So just address Ghanaian people and tell us, listen, Ghanaian people, it was an error canceling this thing, we made a mistake and are trying to reverse it.

“We’re going to bring it back and when we bring it back we are going to make it more digital, we are going to do this, we are going to do that, to improve it.” 

To cancel paying road tolls in Ghana, I thought it was very unfortunate, especially if you’re going to use the road tolls to actually help improve the state of roads, then you need to collect road tolls even if Ghanaians will not understand the importance of road tolls.

“This is where you can come out and state clearly that we need to improve our road tolls. We need a road coming from Accra to Kumasi, these things don’t just happen.” 

They come from the tolls that we pay. Even if they thought that road tolls were not as effective and it was not collecting as much, then we need to sit down and actually come up with a strategy of how best we can get the road tolls to work.

“Because there is no question in my mind that they (road tolls) are needed, especially in a country that is economically harder with raising revenue.” 

The finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta in November 2021 announced road tolls has been scrapped in the proposed 2022 budget.

After a year the finance again announced in a proposed 2023 budget that road tolls will be restored after a legislative discussion.

KSM on the other hand sees the government's decision on road tolls as dense.





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