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Some toll booth structures to be turned into washrooms - Minister (VIDEO)

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

There are plans to turn some toll booth structures [plaza] into washrooms for motorists to use, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta has said.

Speaking to the media after addressing the leadership of the Association of Road Contractors (ASROC) on Monday [February 7, 2022], Mr Amoako-Atta, said his outfit was considering what to do with the toll booth structures and that plans to convert them into decent washrooms for use by motorists was also being considered.

His comment followed a call by the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) for the structures to be removed to help prevent accidents from occurring.

There are about 100 toll booths across the country. Not all of them will be converted into the washrooms if the Ministry decides to implement the plan.

Mr Amoako-Atta said it was rather 38 of them, that are located at strategic places with some of them having offices and washrooms already attached. It is some of these 38 toll booths that the Minister said were being considered under the plan on what to do with them.

Mr. Amoako-Atta said, “we have alternative use for all the 38 or so toll booth centres across the country. You know we have plans for all those who were working in the toll booths. We are going to continue to work with them. We have come up with suggestions, we even want to refurbish all those toll booth structures to provide the proper and decent washrooms, for instance, the use by motorists so that we advise them to desist from the practice that we see, you will find out or you see cars stopping indiscriminately and people getting out to 'wee wee."

Mr Amoako-Atta stressed that they were plans which have not been implemented yet "but definitely we are going to make alternative uses for those facilities so definitely we are not going to leave them like that."

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