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We were sacked through a text message, no consultation on scrapping of tolls-Attendant

One of the disabled persons employed to man the toll booths across the country has disclosed that they were not consulted over the decision to scrap the payment of road tolls.

The man (name withheld) speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm stated that they were only informed through a message via phone that their services were no longer needed because the payment of tolls have been scrapped.

He told host Kwabena Agyapong that the toll booth attendants are shocked at the decision because it came unannounced.

He wondered why they were not informed before the budget presentation.

He debunked the reasons associated with the scrapping of the tolls.

“There was no consultation. We were not informed about the issue and we got to know about it only after the budget had been read and the Roads and Highways Minister had issued a statement. We received messages telling us not to come to work again because the tolls had been scrapped.”

According to him, even though they were employed, their conditions of service were not the best.

He said they started with a monthly salary of 550 without any form of allowance and are now taking a home pay of Ghc 700

The attendant said “I went to work and knew nothing about the issue. I woke up at dawn and saw the message that we should not come to work again. I thought parliament was supposed to debate and approve the budget before implementation. I thought it would have started next year.”

In his view, the government must rescind the decision because it lacks any reasonable justification.



By: Rainbowradioonline


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