By Alex Boye
The Leader and founder of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Reverend Christian Kwabena Andrews (Osofo Kyiriabossom), has lauded the government for the abolishment of the road toll.
He said abolishing of road tolls was part of his campaign message and was pleased that the current government has recognised its essence.
Speaking in an interview on his view on the 2022 budget delivered by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta last Wednesday, he said, “I am happy that the government has seen the relevance of my 2020 campaign message and have acted accordingly.”
He said the abolishing of the road toll would help reduce congestion on our roads as well as reduce travel time.
“The abolishment of the road tolls would also go a long way to reduce environmental pollution as well as income productivity,” Kyiriabossom noted.
The Minister for Finance Ken Ofori Atta in his budget review statement before Parliament announced government’s directive to abolish all road tolls across the country.
The Finance Minister however stated that all tolls would rather be paid at the DVLA offices across the country.
Abolishing of the road tolls, the GUM Leader further said would go a long way to enhance the operations of Ghanaians especially commercial drivers.
He called on the government to ensure that other unnecessary taxes were abolished to make lives bearable for the ordinary Ghanaian.