by Amoh

September 8, 2017


Mandatory tow levy should’ve just been fine-tuned not scrapped – GhISEP boss

Towing trucks and recovery vehicles of the Road Safety Management Services Limited that cannot be used because the project has been withdrawn

National President of the Ghana Institute of Safety and Environmental Professionals (GhISEP) Nana Annor Amihere says despite being one of the foremost critics of the mandatory tow levy, the policy should not have been scrapped.

The Ministry of Transport last month announced government’s decision to withdraw the policy after extensive consultation.

It said government would go back to the drawing board to consider some parts of the law, which was passed in 2012.

Speaking on TV3’s [email protected] on Thursday, Nana Amihere said the policy was a good one “but in my view it required some fine-tuning”.

He cited, for instance, the calling of the towing company by a vehicle owner as going to be replaced by an app, as suggested by his Institute.

He said the policy is practised in most countries just that Ghana’s was quite defective.

He, therefore, asked government to come again on the policy.

The motoring public was not happy with the policy as implementation was handed to a single company – Road Safety Management Services Limited.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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