Ghana is one of a small number of countries who renege on paying the daily charge to Transport London and has over the years racked up an absurd bill of £4,039,215.
U.K newspaper The Standard carried out an inquiry which revealed that whilst most embassies based in the capital pay the charge, a number of embassies, dubbed a ‘stubborn minority’, steadfastly refuse to pay the congestion charge, with the United States the biggest offender.
This is despite several attempts by the U.K government through Transport for London to retrieve the cash.
Ghana and Nigeria make the top 10 list of countries who owe the charge, with our West African neighbours the third worst offenders overall with a £7.1m debt.
The U.S’ debt is a gargantuan £12.5m.
The Congestion charge is an £11.50 daily charge for driving a vehicle within the congestion charge zone between 07:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday. It is not charged on weekends, public holidays or between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (inclusive).
Apparently, the loans and grants we take from foreign governments are not enough, now we’re adding motor fines to it as well.
Below is a list of top ten countries and the debts owed to London…