Stop blaming fuel price hikes on Russia-Ukraine war – Concerned drivers to gov’t
David Agboado, the Public Relations Officer for the Concerned Drivers Association, is not pleased with how often the administration blames the nation’s problems on the conflict in Ukraine.
Speaking to Citi TV’s popular show The Point of View, David Agboado, said “we should stop hiding behind COVID and Ukraine and do the right thing”.
“Did the bombs in Ukraine hit the Tema Oil Refinery, or did the bombs Putin deployed hit the tankers that send the crude and fuel to the various stations?”
Mr. Agboado bemoaned the fact that neighboring nations did not experience high fuel prices.
“What pains me the most is Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is [selling fuel for] GH¢37 [per gallon] and Burkina Faso takes its oil from Ghana,” he said.
Mr. Agboado was one of the protesters who participated in the Arise Ghana-organized rally on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Following the demonstration on Wednesday, they delivered a petition to the Finance Ministry and Parliament calling for action to be taken against the rising cost of living, as well as against controversial government initiatives like the e-levy and increases in petroleum prices.
Currently, the cost of gasoline is between 11 and 13 cedis per litre.