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Fuel prices not about NPP, NDC politics – Afia Pokuaa

Programmes Manager for Despite Media Afia Pokuaa affectionately called Vim Lady has called on the people of Ghana not to politicize issues with regards to fuel prices.

According to her, regardless of the political party in power, the prices of fuel will increase because Ghana does not have control over the world price of fuel.



She was speaking on Accra-based Okay FM when she made this known.


Vim Lady noted that there are attempts to politicize the fuel situation but indicated that the people of Ghana should not be fooled.

“With regards to the fuel prices, let’s not attempt to politicize it. From President John Mahama, Atta Mills, President Kufour the issue about tax component in fuel pricing has been an issue. The taxes in the fuel pricing is too much so we need to reduce it. But when you look at Africa especially in Ghana, the taxes we pay we are always told the our revenue is not enough,” she said.

Adding that “The issue is not about how small the taxes are but rather about management. It’s about how to prudently manage the taxes we get. If government is able to deal with the loses made in the country, it will be able to reduce the taxes on fuel. If the government does not solve that loopholes we will continue to talk to no avail. When NDC they will increase the prices, When PP comes they will increase the prices”.

You remember during the President Kufour era when Sadam Hussein and the US were fighting, the prices of fuel in the global market went high as high as $134 per barrel. We don’t refine our oil so the fuel price increase we are seeing in recent times it’s not about NDC or NPP, it’s not about breaking the eight,” she said on Accra-based Okay FM.

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