The Bongo Constituency Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alfred Awuni has blamed the government for the persistent increase in the prices of fuel products in the country.
He said the taxes imposed on fuel products coupled with the struggling cedi against the dollar is exposing the government.
He said this on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show on June 16, 2022.
He said, “because they are not managing the economy well, the exchange rate is exposing them. Currently the dollar is almost 8 cedis, the pound is getting to 10 cedis and so where are the likes of Bawumia and the men they have?”
He said the persistent increase in fuel price is a management problem of which the president and his management team have failed because they used the exchange rate to do politics when they were in opposition.
“Do you know why the Price Stabilization levy was introduced? It was introduced when the world market the price of the crude was very low that we couldn’t even make even as a country. So we decided to bring in a price stabilization levy so that even if the price falls below 100 dollars at least we could have a seal at which we sell our oil. Now you have come to the system, the price at the world market is high, so why are you still keeping the price stabilization levy?”
Mr. Awuni said if the government is able to remove some of the taxes fuel prices would come down a little.
Petrol is currently being sold on the market for an average of ₵10.20 per little, whereas diesel is going for ₵12.20.
“This government should I say did not understand anything but they always want to blame institutions or other people for their irresponsibility and inefficiency.”
He said the President is not cracking the whip on his appointees considering the many errors some of them are committing.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana