Abandoned Tollbooths To Be Converted Into Washrooms – Roads Minister

Abandoned Tollbooths To Be Converted Into Washrooms – Roads Minister



The Roads Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, has revealed that processes are underway to convert all abandoned tollbooths into washrooms in parts of the country and according to the Minister, the move is to also ensure the cessation of the practice whereby commuters and the drivers ease themselves by the roadside. The Minister


also made this revelation after officials of the National Roads Safety Authority (NRSA) appealed to the Ministry to remove the various tollbooths if government has no alternate use for them. The NRSA’s concern is that the presence of the booths could cause road accidents. Interacting with the media after the meeting with the



NRSA officials, Mr Amoako-Attah explained that it is also to address the washroom deficit on the various highways in the country. The government will refurbish all those tollbooth structures to provide proper and decent washrooms, for use by motorists. So that we advise them to desist from the practice that you see,



that at times cars also stopping indiscriminately on the highway and people getting out, to wee-wee as we also usually say it. You see men on the left and women on the right [urinating] look, it’s all indecent, it’s not a good practice, he stressed. However, the Head of the NRSA Compliance Unit, Kwame Koduah Atuahene said the



tollbooths have become obstructions to motorists and could pose dangers to them, therefore, they should be removed. We have spoken to Ghana Highway Authority to do whatever it has to remove them [tollbooths] so that they don't cause any harm before we do something about it. Either you take them off or also give sufficient



advance warning of about 500 meters ahead or one kilometre ahead to notify drivers they are approaching an unused tollbooth so they also should slow down. Ultimately, we want the motorists to be safe, he told the media.