A Plus Tow levy 'bogus', 'nonsense' - Musician says

Parliament before going on recess last week, took a very controversial decision on the nationwide towing programme which has since got many Ghanaians fuming.

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Controversial rapper, A Plus, known in real life as Kwame Asare Obeng has waded into the ongoing controversy surrounding the nationwide tow levy.

According to the rapper, attempt by the government to implement the mandatory road safety levy is bogus.

Parliament before going on recess last week, took a very controversial decision on the nationwide towing programme which has since got many Ghanaians fuming.

In spite of public backlash over the implementation of a mandatory towing levy since June this year, the parliamentary select Committee on Roads and Transport okayed it last week, saying that the initiative will be good for the country considering the spate of accidents.

 

READ ALSO: COPEC to hit the streets over controversial towing levy

But the controversial musician believes that the justification does not hold.

“You can’t charge everybody that you are going to use to tow cars. See, since 1985, the charges they take from the roads up till today, we can’t even do street lights; we need loans to build roads. Ghanaians are suffering; they are complaining. We begged them and they voted for the NPP. We said we are going to make their lives better.

READ ALSO: The controversial tow levy brouhaha and Mac Manu's "back to sender"

"The government is in the process of putting things together so that people will get jobs…The government has not even finished doing those things, there is no money and yet you want to charge people that they should come and pay tow levy by-force. Why should they pay that money?” the rapper asked in a live broadcast on his Facebook page.

A Plus believes that a short code must be created for people to text to when their cars break down on the road.

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