The chief executive officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) Kofi Agyepong has announced that the government will by the end of 2024, re-assign former toll booth workers as district disability officers of the agency across Ghana.
At least 800 toll booth workers were rendered jobless after the government abolished the toll system on public roads and bridges in November 2022.
The workers have since accused the government of failing to deliver on its promise to give them alternate livelihood or re-assign them, a year after losing their jobs.
The workers said the government has also failed to give them monthly allowance as promised by the Minister for Roads and Highways Kwasi Amoako Atta since January 2022.
However, speaking at the launch of the Business and Employment Assistance Programme (BEAP) on Monday (11 December) in Sunyani, Agyepong said the former toll workers will be re-assigned before the end of the year.
“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.