Madam Yaa Boadu, a plantain chips seller at Kasoa tollbooth has expressed her frustrations and inquired why the tollbooth had been stopped from operating.
According to her, she fend for herself without the help of any man so pleaded with Government to reconsider its decision on the closure of tollbooths across the country.
She asked if government wants them to go into prostitution to survive.
“This is where I eat from. I don’t have any man in my life to cater for me. I take care of myself. Should we go into prostitution or robbery? They should wait for us to sell what we have in stock. We voted for this government to come to power and this is how they pay us back,” she lamented.
Some of the hawkers traders told Republic Press that the new directive could deprive them of their livelihood.
At Ayi Mensah, Martha, a pure water seller asked the Government how she was going to fend for her family without a job.
They, therefore, pleaded with government to give them three months notice so they can find a new location to do their hawking businesses.
Meanwhile, tollbooth staff have also expressed disappointment that they were not given prior notice while no alternative arrangements have been made to absorb them.
They also complained that their three months salary have not been paid.
Hawkers at Kasoa, Ashaiman, Ayi-Mensah and Oyibi tollbooths have expressed their displeasure over government’s cessation of road and bridge tolls across the country.