The head of Public Sector Reforms, Mr. Thomas Kusi Boafo has asked persons working for government to be ruthless when it comes to tax collection.
According to a report by PakMediaGh, Kusi Boafo said he would even support collection of oxygen levy from airplanes if that would serve as another digitalized avenue government could generate money through taxes.
In an interview on Wontumi TV, Mr. Boafo stated that taking such levy could cover up for the loss the nation made whilst collecting levies from other sectors especially the toll levy.
He made reference to Burkina Faso, where levies are being collected from vehicles based on their height.
Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Stephen Jalulah, says government’s plan to reintroduce tolls on newly constructed Public Private Partnership (PPP) roads after completion is justified.
He said the decision is an innovative means to raise the needed funds to fix roads as part of government’s commitment to revamp the country’s road infrastructure.
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta while presenting the 2022 mid-year budget review in Parliament mentioned that users of the Accra-Tema motorway and other new roads will begin paying tolls again to recover the whole cost of expansion works.
Adding to this, Mr. Kusi Boafo, called for the use of technology to assist government in collecting road tolls to avoid making losses.