GHANA HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY INTRODUCES POINT-OF-SALE DEVICES AT ITS TOLL BOOTHS
ACCRA, The Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) is to introduce point-of-sale (POS) devices at toll booths along highways in the country to enable it and the Ghana Road Fund Secretariat (GRFS) to curb loss of revenue by minimizing under-declaration of sales..
The device is an electronic gadget used to process payments at retail locations by recording transactions done and printing out a receipt. Based on traffic counts, the device will enable tracking of tickets sales sold at any period by toll booth attendants.
The GHA is the State entity mandated with collection of road levies on behalf of the GRFS and the introduction of the POS system will help it control the human factor which has been the challenge in the attainment of annual intended revenue targets.
Frederick Aduagyei, the GHA director for Brong-Ahafo Region (Propvince) says use of the device is in its pilot stage in Accra and its environs and the results have been very encouraging.
As for the employment of toll booth attendants, he says it is being done on a temporal basis but based on merit, adding that the appointments are subject to annual renewal, depending on performance.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK