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November 18, 2021

The Majority Leader, Osei- Kyei -Mensah- Bonsu has explained that, the Roads and Highways Minister Kwasi Amoako Atta’s action to suspend road toll collection across the country was to save lives and property.

He explained that, upon intelligence gathered by the minister, there were a lot of chaos and misunderstanding between drivers and people collecting the toll fees as soon as they heard the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta announcing free tolls on our roads.

Mr. Kyei Mensah said, in order not to allow the situation to escalate throughout the country, the roads minister immediately issued the statement to bring the situation under control.

And further told the House he agrees with the Minority Leader that the budget for 2022 has not been approved and even the debate has not yet started: that matter has not been concluded and Parliament has to conclude the matter for the minister to come with the directive.

And further pointed out that the Minister did not suspend the law but all he did was to save a situation as they picked up intelligence of a confusion that was about to erupt.

In addition, he noted that if the House has questions to ask the Minister could be invited to give better particulars about his directives on the various toll collections.

 Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com