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Cabinet kicks against controversial road towing levy

Source: can exclusively report that cabinet on Thursday, August 17, 2017 after a marathon meeting, kicked against the implementation of the controversial road towing levy that was due to be implemented next month.

It has been established that the implementation will not be done now or in the future after a presentation of an official report by the transport minister was presented to cabinet.

All ministers present unanimously kicked against the implementation of the levy according to confirmed sources.

Vehicle owners and motorcyclists were by September this year expected to pay compulsory annual fees, tied to the acquisition of road worthy certificate, to cater for towing services.

Fees per year for both commercial and non-commercial vehicles, depending on tonnage, range from GH?10 to GH?200.

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) justified the introduction of the service indicating that it will rid the country’s roads of abandoned broken down vehicles which cause accidents.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and the Ghana Police Service are collaborating to ensure such stationary vehicles are cleared off the road.

There were however disapproval among the travelling public, particularly commercial drivers, over the scheduled implementation of the new regulation leading to the intervention by cabinet.

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