Car Towing Government set to meet companies on towing levy

This comes almost three weeks after the government halted the implementation of the controversial mandatory towing levy.

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The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo will on Thursday, September 7, 2017, meet the various towing companies in Accra to plan on the way forward towards removing broken down vehicles on the road.

This comes almost three weeks after the government halted the implementation of the controversial mandatory towing levy.

The meeting will be held at the Office of the President Annex, near the Passport Office in Accra, a public notice issued by the Ministry of Information stated.

play Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo

 

READ ALSO: Ghanaians must not celebrate decision on mandatory tow levy - Arthur K

The statement said: “In line with government’s efforts to remove the hazard of broken down/disabled vehicles on our roads, the Ministry of Transport invites all companies engaged in towing services to a meeting as follows: Thursday 7th September, 2017. Time: 3pm. Venue: Office of the Senior Minister.”

The government appeared to have listened to the cry of the people when it decided to halt the plan to charge motorists a compulsory levy for towing services.

READ ALSO: Government throws out mandatory tow levy policy

The government said it will now limit itself to licensing and regulating towing service providers.

But, it will examine new modalities for dealing with the problem of broken down vehicles.

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