Motorcycle users will pay tolls for the first time later this year when the government reintroduces toll payments.
Motorcycles were exempt from paying tolls, but a new proposal from the ministry made road users eligible to pay tolls.
Motorbike users are expected to pay £10 upon arrival at any toll booth upon successful re-payment of the toll. It is unclear why motorcycles are now included.
Payment of road tolls was suspended in 2021 after the reading of the 2022 budget. The suspension of toll collection was criticized by many. However, the government defended the decision, explaining that it aims to stop congestion on the roads and traffic jams in the toll areas.
But now it has overcome a backlash over eliminating tax collection and has even added motorcycles to its list of vehicles to pay the tolls.
According to a letter from the Ministry of Finance dated March 11, 2023, signed by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and addressed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways, the Ministry has decided, as stated in the 2023 budget, to reimpose road tolls. Amendment to the Fees and Expenses (Miscellaneous Provisions) Law, 2022 (Law 080).