When it comes to misappropriation and squandering of funds, Ghana is number one on the list and it doesn’t look like we are giving up that position anytime soon. Day in day out we hear of monies either stolen by government officials or completely wasted on projects that yielded no benefits to Ghanaians.
Fuel prices have increased more than 20 per cent in 2021 alone and officials don’t hesitate to blame everything on covid. Lots of Ghanaians have quizzed exactly what taxes and levies on fuel are being put to considering the very poor state of Ghanaian roads.
Kwame A Plus, Ghanaian musician turned political commentator has added his voice like he always does on social issues and asked all the right questions Ghanaians need to be asking.
In a post he made on his FacebookFacebook page, A Plus questioned Ghanaian leaders on exactly what the 2.4 billion cedis in road fund levy per year is being used for.
He said ” Ghana uses 5 billion litres of fuel every year. On every litre, we pay 48 pesewas as a road fund levy. 48p×5 billion litres is 2.4 billion cedis. We are told that each kilometre of asphalt cost 1.5 million Ghana cedis. Divide 2.4 billion by 1.5 million and you’ll get 1600km of road. This means that every year, Ghana should be able to build at least 1600km of road from the road fund alone”
According to the political commentator, with this huge amount of money collected as road fun levy, Ghana should be able to build fourteen, 6 landed motorways every year yet our roads are in a very poor state. He ended by accusing the government and its officials of spending unnecessarily, being corrupt and willfully causing financial loss to the state.
“Ghana is not broke. Yɛ te sika so papa; adwen bɔne ne abrɔ nti, ɛkɔm de yɛn!” He concluded