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Withdraw your decision or be in contempt of Parliament – Speaker to roads and highways minister

The Speaker of Parliament: Alban S.K. Bagbin has ordered the minister of Roads and Highways Kwesi Amoako-Attah to withdraw the earlier communique ordering the cessation of Road And Bridges toll collection nationwide.

The Speaker spoke on a submission by Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu on the letter signed by Roads and Highways Minister Kwesi Amoako-Attah.

The Speaker cited the presentation of the 2022 budget wherein the Finance Minister had indicated that following the approval of the house, such proposal shall take effect.

The Rt. Hon. Speaker also indicated that the Budget was for the year ending December, 2021and would take effect from 1st January 2022 thus. The minister had no such right to approve a non-existent policy.

BACKGROUND

The minister of Roads and Highways in a press release dated 17th November, 2021 ordered the “cessation of road and bridge toll collection nationwide.
This follows”the presentation of the 2022 budget by the Hon. Minister of Finance on behalf of ” the president.
The order took “effect from 12am on Thursday November 18th 2021.

Following the order, all toll booths in the country were closed by 12am today, Thursday 18th November, 2021 with commuters having a joy ride since.

Source: Adoanewsonline.com

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