Minority Parliamentarians in the Republic of Ghana have accused the Akufo-Addo government of being insensitive to the plight of suffering Ghanaians with the recent increases in the prices of petroleum products.
According to the Minority, the increase in the price of fuel is an indication of the government’s poor management of the energy sector.
Prices of fuel at various pumps across the country have witnessed an increment in the first pricing window of February.
The national average price of fuel per litre at the moment is pegged at GH¢5.03.
Minority spokesperson on energy who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Yapei-Kusawgu, John Jinapor said they will resist any attempt by government to further increase fuel prices.
He further added the Minority will not tolerate any such increments.
The Yapei-Kusawgu thus insisted the Akufo-Addo presidency is out of ideas in raising revenue to manage the sector.
“The recent increase has only resulted in worsening off the living conditions of the already improvised Ghanaians under the Akufo-Addo presidency. It this appear that things are taking for the worse as international rating agencies have begun sounding the alarm bells on Ghana’s huge and unsustainable debt levels.”
“One cannot account but come to the conclusion that the Akufo-Addo government has ran out of ideas, hence, their decision to resort to such rampage petroleum increase. Notice is hereby served and the Minority and the people of Ghana for that matter will not tolerate any further increment that will only exacerbate the suffering of the Ghanaian. The government must think outside the box and be innovative than these measures,” he said.