It will not make for good reading for the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) and their leadership, but we must call it what it is. The rise in the price of fuel on the international market has shown just how much African countries are susceptible to fluctuating prices.
Ghanaian citizens are currently at the throat of President Nana Akuffo Addo and his Government for what they say is an insensitive Government which does not see the suffering of the people. With the rise of fuel prices, the has been an accumulated rise in the prices of transportation, food and general cost of living.
The price of Gasoline in Ghana stood at GHC7 per litre as of November 2021 and the price of gasoline has catapulted to 33.6% within that same period. And fuel prices have shot up in the country since September 2021 ensuring that the country is a top ranking member in the list of African countries with the highest fuel prices
According to research done by Global Petrol Prices, an open source platform that gathers data on the cost of different fuels across the world, Ghana sits pretty in the third position in the list of countries with the highest fuel prices. Cape Verde and Senegal take first and second place respectively as the countries with the highest fuel prices.