Kofi Agyepong, the CEO of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), stated that the government plans to reassign former toll booth workers to the position of district disability officers within the agency throughout Ghana by the end of 2024.
In November 2022, the government eliminated the toll system on public roads and bridges, resulting in the unemployment of at least 800 toll booth employees.
After losing their employment for a year, the workers have since accused the government of not fulfilling its pledge to provide them with a different source of income or to reassign them.
The employees claimed that since January 2022, the government has also neglected to provide them with the monthly allowance that Minister of Roads and Highways Kwasi Amoako Atta had promised.
Speaking at the Business and Employment Assistance Programme (BEAP) inauguration in Sunyani on Monday, December 11, Agyepong stated that the former toll workers would be reassigned before to the year’s conclusion.
“By the end of this year, all former toll booth workers who were laid off after the government abolished all tolls on public roads and bridges will be re-assigned as YEA district disability officers,” he announced.