The NDC, main opposition party in Ghana has criticizes the NPP led government as ‘insensitive’ for increasing fuel prices on Easter Eve.
Before the increase in fuel prices, it had been predicted by the Institute of Energy Security (IES) that fuel prices were likely to shoot up in the second pricing window of April 2019.
The IES has asked Ghanaians to observe the prices displayed on fuel price boards of all OMCs before making their purchases so as to fully benefit from the deregulation policy’s competitive pricing. This was after the prices has gone up.
The Presidential Candidate of the NDC John Dramani Mahama has interacted with the people of Accra including drivers. At the event, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the NDC National Chairman indicated that, the increase in fuel prices is an indication of how insensitive the government is to the hardship of the ordinary Ghanaians today.
I stand for correction but I’ve been told that fuel prices have gone up and it shows whether the government of the day is sensitive to the plight of the people or not.
His worry was that, Ghanaians and most often Christians embark on pilgrimages and visit family and friends during Easter for conventions and the like and increasing prices at this time will only increase the cost of transportation of people when they have not planned for it.
However, if the increase in fule prices leads to an increase in transport fares, Ghanaians will feel the impact no matter the percentage rise in the prices as transport operators with transfer the increase in prises to commuters in the form of higher lorry fares.
He used the opportunity to talk about contributions of the John Mahama led government to the transport sector while in office and assured members of the GPRTU that, the second coming of John Mahama will bring more development in the transport sector.
In a related development, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo was in court over alleged statements captured in audio recordings over the week. The Presidential candidate and former president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama was present at the court to see and hear form himself the proceedings at the Accra High Court
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo was however granted bail along side Anthony Kwaku Boahen, Chairman and Deputy Communication Director respectively of National Democratic Congress (NDC) the biggest opposition party in Ghana.
The two were granted bail to the tune of GH¢100,000. They pleaded not guilty to the charges which included conspiracy to cause harm and assault on a public officer. The case was adjourned to May 6