From now onwards, visitors to the popular Adomi Bridge would not only need a good phone with a good front camera, but will also need some cash in their pockets to take a selfie.
Yes, you saw it clearly. You may now have to pay between GH¢2.00 and GH¢4.00 to pose for a picture on Kwame Nkrumah’s Adomi Bridge.
This long bridge which sits on the Volta Lake in Ghana was constructed by Ghana’s first President and recently renovated by the previous government to avert any possible danger to the lives of motorists using that route.
The current government has instituted this levy as a measure to rake in some revenue to sustain the numerous ongoing projects.
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However, tourists have taken to social media to cry over the levies expressing disappointment at this move by government.
A Ghanaian comedian, Johannes Nartey, took to Facebook to lament after being asked to pay GH¢4.00.
He wrote; “Your excellency Mr. President, this is the receipt given to me today 19th April 2019 at Adomi bridge as fee for pictures I want to take as a Ghanaian on the bridge Kwame Nkrumah built and which Mahama renovated. The people in charge told me that the order is from the President, that even if you want to take selfie it’s 2gh per person. Your Excellency if indeed you authorized this God forsaken tax then am disappointed in you. How much do Ghanaians pay when they travel to Dubai, China, American, etc yet those countries are 100× developed. Even China’s world’s longest 30 miles sea bridge to Hong Kong is free, what is happening? What a shame!!!!