The Minister for roads and highways Kwasi Amoako-Atta has put a stop to the collection of tolls at the Buipe toll booth for the next four weeks.
Mr Amoako-Atta gave the directive after he paid a visit to Buipe in the Central Gonja District of the Savanna Region to inspect the progress of work on the approaches to the Buipe bridge.
According to him, the operation of the toll booth is posing inconvenience to road users as a result of the works, adding that the closure will enable the contractor to complete the assignment on schedule.
The Buipe bridge project is expected to be completed in the next four weeks.
He thanked the contractor and also expressed his satisfaction at the rate at which work is progressing on the Buipe bridge and assured them of government's support since the bridge is one of the major bridges in the country that links the Northern part of Ghana to the South.
It will be recalled that some portions of the bridge were damaged endangering the lives of passengers.
Member of Parliament for the Yapei-Kusawgu constituency, John Abdulai Jinapor called on the government to fix the dilapidated portion of the Bridge to salvage the stress travelers endure.
The contractor working on the bridge, QGMI construction firm, assured the minister of completing the project in the stipulated four-week period.
The Minister’s directive of closing the Buipe toll booth takes effect from 6:00 am September 15, 2021.