General News of Thursday, 3 August 2017
The Ghana Committed Drivers Association (GCDA) has served notice of a demonstration dubbed ‘Yentua Demonstration’ to wit: ‘We won’t pay demonstration’, if government does not rescind its decision to implement the controversial mandatory towing levy.
Parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee approved the controversial levy with the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Samuel Ayeh-Paye, indicating that the decision was arrived at after extensive consultations with stakeholders in the road and transport industry.
This follows the passage of a Legislative Instrument (LI) on the road tow levy.
However, a press statement dated 3 August 2017 and signed by Mr Charles Danso, Chairman of GCDA said: “The Association wants to declare that we are not in favour of this towing levy.”
The Association has, therefore, called on the Ministry of Transport, government, Roads and Highways and the Road Safety Commission to halt the implementation of the towing levy.
“The Association is expressing or declaring a nationwide demonstration to protest against the implementation of this levy. The demonstration will be called ‘Yentua Demonstration’. We wish to inform all drivers, car owners and all stakeholders to join this demonstration for the betterment of our country Ghana. We will send a notice to the police for the date and time they can be able to protect us on this demonstration,” the statement added.
The levy is expected to be implemented from 1 September 2017.