The Kasoa tollbooth has ceased the collection of road tolls as at Thursday November 18, 2021.
Checks by Angelonline.com.gh indicates that the about seven toll collection points at the Kasoa tollbooth were not manned by any toll collecting agent as has been the daily routine.
This follows a directive from the Minister of Roads And Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, that toll collection at the various toll booths across the country should be halted.
The minister’s directive comes barely 24-hours after the finance minister said that government has cancelled payment of tolls by drivers and motorists who ply tolled roads.
During the presentation of the 2022 budget on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, Ken Ofori-Atta declared that
“government has abolished all tolls on public roads and bridges” and the directive is expected to take effective after Parliament’s approval of the budget.
“The Ministry of Roads and Highways hereby directs the cessation of the collection of road and bridge tolls at all locations nationwide”, said a statement signed by Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Attah.
Vehicles plying the Kasoa to Accra section and the Accra to Cape Coast section of the road were spotted speeding through the toll collection point.
On a usual day, traffic builds up on both divides of the road in the morning and evening respectively.
For vehicles heading towards Accra they experience a slight traffic at the tollbooth area in the morning while persons travelling towards Kasoa and Cape Coast face a heavy traffic in the evening sometimes starting from New Bortianor through to Finney Hospital and finally the tollbooth.