Former Deputy Minister for Energy and Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu, John Jinapor, has expressed his worry at the constant increments in fuel prices and has attributed it to the incompetence of the Government and that Ghanaians should brace themselves for further increments in fuel prices
According to the MP the draconian taxes and levies imposed on petroleum products by the government are outrageous and must be scrapped immediately to give Ghanaians some respite as according to him they are nearing break point
Speaking on Okay Fm’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, John Jinapor expressed worry as he does not see an end of the increasing fuel prices anytime soon, adding that the taxes and levies are the driving forces of the continuous increase in fuel prices which according to him is crippling Ghanaians.
“You ask yourself what the government is doing with that money when the Finance Minister is supposed to come to parliament and seek for a bail out to help reduce the prices of fuel on the world market”.
“BOST margin has also been increased 300% against the ordinary consumer. Why should the consumer be allowed to suffer at someone’s incompetence and negligence?” he asked.
“If government is not ready to provide various forms of support to cushion the consumer then Ghanaians should be ready to pay more for fuel,” he added.
Commercial drivers are agitating for increase in transport fares following a 7 percent increase in fuel prices over the week, according to these drivers, they are waiting for directives from their unions to increase fares.