The adjustment of fuel prices by 15 pesewas has been seen as an insult by Mr David Agboado the Public Relations officer of the Concerned Drivers Ghana. He was responding to a question on the Active Morning Show about what the reduction will do for the drivers.
According to him, this review will not cushion them in any way as their expectations were not met by the much-anticipated presser by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on measures the government have adopted to salvage the ailing economy.
A peeved Mr Agboado quizzed the Finance Minister saying “how would he feel if he was in my shoes as a driver and after complaining of fuel price reduction I only reduce it by 15 pesewas would he be happy?” he asked.
Mr Agboado stated that it would have been better if the government had not done anything at than put this as a measure to alleviate the plight of Ghanaians.
He then revealed how they had to go for an emergency meeting after the Finance Minister’s presser and have resolved to increase transport fares by 15% from Monday 29th March 2022 calling on Ghanaians to expect it.
Mr Agboado indicated that it is because of the love and empathy they have for Ghanaians since with all this going on the average Ghanaians salary was not increased to cushion them as well that is why they increased it by just 15% even though it could have been more like 25% due to the current prices of fuel.
He called on the average Ghanaian saying “it is high time we stayed united to tell our leaders something” Insisting that they would only reduce it back if the government also does its part by also reducing the fuel rate further other than that their proposed increment is taking effect from Monday.
In conclusion, he indicated their disappointment in the Akufo-Addo administration, especially with the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and per his estimation, Ghana has seen various Finance Ministers but this Minister’s performance is below par.