A leading member of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) Joseph Yammin has described as uncontainable the spate of increments in the prices of fuel at the pumps.
Speaking on the Cup of Tea Show on Ultimate FM, the Former deputy minister under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration pointed out that the same amount that could purchase a gallon of fuel under the Mahama administration could now afford a customer a liter of fuel under the Akufo-Addo led administration.
“A gallon of fuel contains 4.5 liters of fuel. Under Mahama we could buy a gallon of fuel at 11 cedis. Now we buy a liter for 11 cedis.”
Taking a further dig at the managers of the economy, the national organizer aspirant of the opposition NDC compared airfares over a three-month period between Ghana and London.
He was baffled an airfare of the same value in dollars that cost him a little over 7200 three months ago now cost a friend of his who used the same route in excess of 10,000.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) Rashid Inusah argued that such conclusions fail to take into cognizance the dire global trends that Ghana finds itself affected by.
He pointed Joseph Yammin to the all-time high inflation rate afflicting world economic powers including the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States of America.
“If we remain in denial of the crises we find ourselves, others will recover and it will take us a long while to make it out of the COVID crises,” he cautioned.
Mr. Inusah further demanded that African countries take a cue from what is happening among some Asian countries where economies are aligning in blocks to maneuver the harsh effects of COVID on their individual economies.
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