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The Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament has recommended that government implement the mandatory tow tax.
This follows the Transport Ministry’s decision to consult the committee after the implementation was halted initially following public outcry.
Chairman of the Road and Transport Committee of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Ayensuano, Samuel Ayepaye, however, indicated the ministry must intensify its sensitisation activities before the programme is rolled out.
Ayepaye said the ministry did not do enough “in terms of education and sensitisation before they rolled out the project so we have given them up to the end of August to intensify their campaign and get the project implemented.”
The Ministry of Road and Transport and other agencies, including the Road Safety Commission, the Ghana Consumer Protection Agency, GPRTU, Road Transport Coordinating Council, among others, along with the media, held discussions on the matter.
The private operator and private tow truck companies were also invited for discussions on the implementation of the tow tax.
“The National Road Safety Commission gave us a list of the stakeholders. We invited them all… all the private towing trucks that are existing. We do not want a system that will collapse the individual and private towing truck operators.”
The committee’s report does not bind the Minister since it wasn’t a referral from the Speaker.
Source: The Finder