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Breaking News: Gov’t Scraps Tow Levy

Government has finally aborted the implementation of the law that mandates vehicle owners to pay an annual mandatory towing levy.

Senior Minister Osafo Marfo who disclosed this during a meeting with the owners of towing companies in Accra on Thursday said there is no government in any part of the world that mingles itself in issue like this.

“You don’t get a government in Germany or anywhere getting involved in a thing like this, I have never come across any. So, let us learn from good practices elsewhere,” he said.

Mr. Marfo said “Today we will end up asking you to go and register the services you provide.

“Naturally, people will have some questions and we want to listen to your concerns if any because this policy which was supposed to start has been stopped.

“There is the need to provide that service so we are asking those who have the capacity to provide the service to register through the appropriate ministry and provide the service to those who need it, and those who receive the services to pay for it”.

The Senior Minister also disclosed that the police have promised to patrol roads across the country and take the necessary steps ensure the safety of all road users, adding that government is ready to provide any support they will need.

Passed in 2012, the LI 2180 was given five years fallow period after which it would jump to life in 2017.

With two weeks to its implementation, the new regulation was met with public disapproval.

Some questioned the basis for which the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) awarded the contract to the Road Safety Management Limited (RSML) a subsidiary of the Jospong Group owned by Businessman Joseph Siaw Agyapong.

Source: Cephas Larbi

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