“Gov’t is committed to the welfare of toll workers, especially PWDs”- Roads Minister Assures

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah has reiterated the government’s commitment to pay the salaries of former toll workers across the country until they are redeployed.

To this end, the Minister has assured toll collectors whose three months salaries are outstanding that all arrears will be paid in a week.

“We will engage your employers to make sure that you receive whatever is due you within a week,” the Minister stressed.

The Minister gave the assurance when representatives of about 530 former toll workers employed by Tolls and Routes Management Ltd (TRML) called on him to register their displeasure about the delay in the payment of their salary since November 2021.

The Minister further announced that the Ministry is engaging with stakeholders, including the Commission of PWDs, on the training and redeployment of all toll workers.

“I will meet with the Commissioner next week, and I’m inviting you to appoint three representatives to join us to deliberate on the good programmes we have for your training and re-assignment,” the Minister said.

Meanwhile, all toll workers engaged by the Ghana Highways Authority have received, on schedule, salaries due them to date. About 281 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) out of 744 toll workers were engaged by Tolls and Routes Management Ltd (530) and the Ghana Highways Authority (214) to man toll booths across the country until November 2021 when the Ministry suspended toll collection nationwide.

Source: Public Affairs Unit – MRH

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