Issues Road tolls in Ghana very low - Ebo Hewton

The National Chairman of the Association of Road Contractors, Ebo Hewton, has called for a review of road tolls.

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The National Chairman of the Association of Road Contractors, Ebo Hewton, has indicated that the amounts charged at the toll booths in the country are extremely inadequate.

According to him, government must review the tolls to increase the inflow into the Ghana Road Fund.

This, he said, will ensure that potholes and other road challenges in the country are addressed.

Speaking on Accra-based Starr FM, Mr. Hewton said “Most of the maintenance works that the local contractors do are paid with the Road Fund and the problem that we have now is that the inflow into the road fund is so low... and as I speak, as at September 30, 2015, the Ghana Road Fund was indebted to local contractors to the tune of 280 million Ghana cedis.”

He believed local contractors engage in shoddy projects because it takes long for government to pay them.

“We should make sure before we give out money for the contracts, most of the banks in the country are afraid to give out loans to local contractors and those that do that also end up taking all the money from the contractors by the time they are paid because it takes too long for the local contractor to be paid sometimes running into two years.

“These are the things that happen and people accuse local contractors for doing shoddy work and all that, sometimes these things come as a result of the delays in payment,” Mr. Hewton added.

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