“For me, I buy fuel. I drive a car and I buy fuel. It is biting me more than him [referring to Sadat Mbawin, the Binduri Communication Officer for NDC]. I don’t get fuel for free.”
Thomas Duanab Wuni Pearson, the DCE for Talensi in the Upper East Region said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show. His comments in agreement with the President’s statement that everyone is feeling the pinch of the current economic doldrum.
The DCE said their salaries had been cut as part of the measures to control spending. As a government official who is also feeling the pinch, he has had to take certain austere measures to survive.
“We do things in response to the hardship that is going on. When I am travelling and I go to Accra, I do not use my car to Accra. If I am catching a flight, I may use my official car to Tamale. Otherwise, ask the shuttle guys, you pick me up, leave me at the airport and I’m gone. I get to Accra and I move around by myself.”
“We are disciplined citizens of the country and we want to make things very comfortable for the citizenry. It is not as if we should be in the animal farm; some people are enjoying it, others are not. That is not what is going on. We are being mindful of what is going on.”
Meanwhile, Ghanaians will have to spend more on fuel as prices of such products have gone up again.
The price of diesel has shot up to GH¢23.49 per litre, according to latest prices advertised by TotalEnergies at the pumps.
Petrol is selling at GH¢17.99 per litre, while Kerosene is selling at GH¢14.70.
The new prices took effect from Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana