No decision yet on tow levy: Transport Ministry
No decision has been taken yet on the commencement of the mandatory towing services, the Ministry of Transport has said.
Parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee approved the controversial road tow levy to begin operating from September 1, 2017.
But the Transport Ministry in a statement said “no decision has been taken yet.”
The statement said: “The Ministry is engaged in consultations with various stakeholders including the parliamentary select committee on Roads and Transport whose recommendations have just been received by the Ministry. The views of all stakeholders will be considered for an informed decision to be made on the matter.”
Government had proposed a fee of between GHS10 and GHS200 on the registration of vehicles or renewal of road worthiness certificates at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to fund the policy.
This policy has been widely opposed by groups and a cross section of the populace. The Ghana Committed Drivers Association, the Progressive People’s Party, the Institute for Liberty & Policy Innovation, Chamber of Petroleum Consumer-Ghana (COPEG-Ghana) have all kicked against the implementation of the levy.