The Ministry of Finance has clarified that the proposed road tolling rates addressed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways were part of broader consultations on revenue generation policy.
A statement issued by the Ministry noted,” The attention of the Ministry of Finance has been drawn to a leaked letter circulating in the media space from the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Roads and Highways on the reintroduction of road tolls.”
It explained that the government was in consultation with other relevant stakeholders and that their inputs would be considered before the final implementation of modalities for the road toll.
According to the statement, the reintroduction of road tolls was a fiscal policy measure that was captured in the 2023 Budget Statement and Economic Policy to support revenue generation.
The Ministry entreated the media to be circumspect with their reportage on the leaked letter as the rates included in the letter are only proposals to be subjected to consultations and approvals at appropriate levels.
“As a Ministry, our doors are open to the general public and we call on all stakeholders especially, the media to engage us on issues relating to policies coming from the Ministry,” it added.
Patience Anaadem, ISD
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