Source: savannanews24.com/Hamza Lansah Lolly
Some commercial and taxi drivers at the kwame Nkrumah circle, Accra has commended the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for suspending the road safety levy “towing tax” in its implementation stage.
The formulation of the policy which started in 2011 under the erstwhile NDC government was initially to charge only heavy duty tracks owners but was later extended to other categories of vehicles.
Under the tax regime, owners of commercial vehicles and taxis wiil pay GH¢40, mini buses will pay GH¢80, while heavy duty trucks will pay between GH¢80 and GH¢200 annually, depending on their tonnage. Non-commercial vehicles are expected to pay GH¢20, while motorbike owners will pay GH¢10 annually.
According to the Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon Titus Glover, suspending the implementation of the Road Safety tax scheduled on 1st of July will enables the Ghanaian parliament to looks at the concerns raised by all stakeholders.
Speaking to savannanews24.com, the drivers did not hide their gratitude amidst blowing of horns and chants.
According to them, they are enthralled by the decision of the President. “We are very happy about this news and we thank the President Nana Addo”