Bawumia’s concession about fuel prices shows the level of dishonesty in Ghana politics – Social Commentator

Bawumia’s concession about fuel prices shows the level of dishonesty in Ghana politics – Social Commentator

A social commentator Ivan Kyei Innocent has said the recent admission by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia that the government has no control over fuel prices shows the level of dishonesty Ghanaian politicians exhibit.

Mr Kyei Innocent was responding to a question during an interview on the Active Morning Show on Thursday, February 24 2022 when the host Agyenim Boateng Adjaye sought to know why Dr Bawumia used fuel prices to campaign when the NPP was in opposition but now says the government has no hand in its regulation.

According to the tough-talking social commentator, “That is the level of dishonesty that has choked this political enterprise,” adding that “you see some of the challenges that confront the country, some are genuine that yes, you could see that clearly, the government has no control over that but before you come and convince others you look at the position at the time you were on the political fringes, that the things that cause the increase of petroleum prices are not controlled by the government but you used that to gain political capital.”

He continued, “…the same Bawumia told us that the Mahama government was insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians and if you go on Twitter there are snapshots of tweets that President Akufo-Addo, then he was a candidate that he wrote about this same petrol prices.

“So today, if they themselves have come to the realization that the things that control fuel prices are beyond their control then Ghanaians are better judges before they[Ghanaians] know the position the time they[government] spoke about this.”

Though fuel prices at the world market are controlled by OPEC together with Russia, Mr Kyei Innocent said even before the government comes to give these excuses, it is also aware that in every country, there are internal mechanisms governments use to control the prices and those ones, the government has significant control and cannot absolve itself from total blame for the current hikes in prices.

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