The National Women’s Organizer of the New Patriotic Party Otiko Afisah Djaba has said the failure by government to make good use of the revenue it receives from Ghanaians through taxes is upsetting and that government “must stop cheating Ghanaians”.
Speaking on Adom FM's morning show Dwaso Nsem she said the people of Ghana deserve to have value for their money and deserve to live good and comfortable lives.
From Monday July 14 petroleum products will be sold a little over 20 percent higher than the current prices, according to figures from the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
The price of petrol is said to go up by some 23.08 percent. This means a litre of the commodity which previously sold at GH₵ 2.73 per litre will now sell at GH₵ 3.36 per litre.
Also kerosene and diesel will go up by 23.75 and 22.01 percent respectively whereas Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will increase by 15.68 percent with Premix fuel going up by 25.60 percent.
This will be the third time the NPA has increased fuel prices this year.
The Public Relations Officer of the NPA Yaro Kasambata speaking on Joy FM's Super Morning Show said the increments are due to government’s removal of subsidies on these commodities, therefore the consumer will have to pay more.
However the National Women’s Organizer has said there is no basis for the current increment because fuel prices on the global market have not increased.
She said the government should rather solve the current depreciation of the cedi which in her view is the only way the economy can be stabilized.
She went on to say it was necessary for the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to be revamped in order that it is able to refine oil for the people of the country adding that the people of Ghana are looking for hope and is looking up to the government for solutions to the hardship they are plagued with daily..