Pay Us Monies You Owe Us – Toll Collectors To Government

It is bad practice to terminate the jobs of employees without prior notice but it is almost heartless to terminate the jobs of your employees without settling arrears owed them and yet that is what Government has done to it’s own people, people who voted them into power to serve their interest.

Following yesterday’s order by the minister of roads and transport to end all road toll collection, all toll boxes have since been closed and workers asked to go home. But according to those who worked as toll collectors, who are mostly people living with disabilities, Government owes them salary arrears and they are calling on Government to give to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar.

Speaking to the Human Rights and Governance Centre via phone, a former Kumasi Metro President of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations, Prince Debrah, and the Central Regional Chairman of the Ghana Society of Physically Disabled, George Yaw Kyei, directly appealed to the government, through the Minister of Finance, to ensure their salary arrears are paid. 

According to the former president, his outfit has had to deal with insistent calls from those affected by the minster of roads and transport’s directive to end all toll collections to plead their case when the budget read by the finance minister is subject to approval from parliament.

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