He opines that there should not have been an increment, considering the recent hardship Ghanaians are going through
Vice Presidential candidate for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2016 elections Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the Mahama led administration is the most uncaring government Ghana has ever had.
His comments came in the wake of the hike in prices of petroleum products. He opines that there should not have been an increment, considering the recent hardship Ghanaians are going through.
Speaking to members of the NPP in the Upper West region on Sunday, after the inauguration of Regional Working Committees for the party, Dr. Bawumia noted that the party owes it as a duty to ensure they secure victory in the 2016 elections in order to liberate the country from the worsening situations.
“We owe it a duty to the people of the Upper West region and to the people of Ghana to make sure that we change this government in 2016. We owe it a duty to this country to change this NDC government. You look at all that is happening in this country, and you will come to no conclusion but the fact that this NDC government is the most incompetent, uncaring and corrupt government this country has ever seen”,
“Why do I say this government is the most uncaring? Last night, I received the news, as all of you have received, that upon all the troubles we are going through with Dumsor and with Ghanaians trying to survive this phenomenon that they (the government) have inflicted upon us for the last three years, they have decided to increase the price of fuel by 9%. How uncaring can you be? This is the government that said I care for you; where is the care?
“When oil price was $147 a barrel, during the NPP era, at that time the NPP had petrol prices at Gh¢4.50 per gallon. But what did the NDC say? They said it was too high and went with the CJA on demonstrations. They said they were a social democratic party, that when they come into government, they will reduce it drastically. Now today the price is not $147 a barrel, the price is $59 a barrel, and you have increased the price from Gh¢4.5 to about Gh¢15 a gallon. Where is the care in this?” he wondered.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA), last Saturday increased petroleum products by 9% with effect from Sunday, May 17, 2015. Petrol will now be sold at GHc3.33 per litre while Diesel will be sold at GHc3.24 per litre. A kilogram of LPG is expected to be sold at GHc2.88, MGO Local will go up GHc2.96. Unified petroleum is expected to go up by 4% while Kerosene will be up by 9%. However, prices of premix fuel and RFO remain the same.