The minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah has disclosed that tollbooths, around the country ,will be used for another public purpose. This is due to the government’s decision to stop collecting road tolls.
Toll collection was abolished across the country in the government’s 2022 budget. Tolls were immediately suspended following a decision by the sector minister, which many, including the minority in Parliament, believed illegal.
The National Traffic Safety Authority (NRSA) requested that the structures be demolished for traffic safety reasons. Since the government abandoned the tollbooths, this fear has grown. On the other hand, it appears that the government has alternative plans for the abandoned structures.
The tollbooth, according to Mr Amoako-Attah, will be used for public urinals.
“We even want to refurbish all tollbooth structures to provide proper and decent washrooms for the use by motorists so that we advised them to desist from that practice where sometimes you see cars stopping on the highway and people getting down to wee-wee as we usually see”, he said.
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