Controversial musician, Kwame A Plus has described the compulsory tow levy that is being passed into law as a “pure create loot and share”.
According to the outspoken NPP sympathiser, Ghanaians have been paying road funds since 1985 till date but those funds collected have not even been used to provide streets lights.
In a plain language, A Plus is asking what the road funds have been
A Plus alleged that some group of people formed company and bought towing cars to start the tow project but lost power but managed to joined forces with the current NPP government officials, offered them shares and now pushing hard to get the compulsory tow levy implemented.
“This NPP and NDC people want to come together and take your money and chop” – He said
The towing levy is part of a programme to ensure that all vehicles that breakdown on highways are cleared off the roads. Drivers are required to pay a road safety levy ranging between GHc10 and GHc200.
Commercial vehicles and taxis are to pay GHc40, mini buses will pay GHc80, while heavy duty trucks will pay between GHc80 and GHc200 annually, depending on their tonnage. Non-commercial vehicles are expected to pay GHc20.
Amidst the widespread protests, the Ministry of Transport has said it has not yet taken any decision on the implementation of the controversial towing levy, though it is holding consultations with various stakeholders on the way forward.
The levy according to plans, online one company, which is a member of the Jospong Group of Companies is entitle to provide the nationwide service.
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