Fuel price hikes: Mahama is insensitive – Akufo-Addo

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The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana

Akufo-Addo has said President John Mahama is insensitive towards

Ghanaians following a 9% increment in pricesof petroleum products in

the midst of the ongoing crippling energy crisis.

According to him, at a time when Ghanaians are reeling from the

effects of three years of 'dumsor' and resorting to the use of

generators to produce power, a responsible government would rather

ensure that the fuel which aids citizens and businesses to generate

power would not receive an upward adjustment in its price.

The three-time flagbearer of the NPP believes "there is no end to the

difficulties for the ordinary Ghanaian" following the upward

adjustment in fuel prices.

Nana Akufo-Addo was speaking to a section of Ghanaians, NPP members

and sympathisers in Köln, Germany, Saturday on the first day of his

16-day tour of some European countries.

Ghanaians, Akufo-Addo said, have had the opportunity to witness at

first hand the governance and leadership styles of the NPP and NDC,

and its resultant impact on their standard of living.

"When President Kufuor left office,people were speaking of our country

as Africa's success story, possessing a stable democracy andan economy

on the rise.

Within six years of his leaving office, Ghana has retrogressed.

Ghanaians are suffering and experiencing difficulties never witnessed

in our history," Nana Addo said.

He stated that no single government in Ghana's history has had the

resources and monies thatthe Mahama administration has been blessed


Between 2001 and 2008, the total tax revenue collected by the NPP

amounted to GH¢15.2 billion.

In contrast, the NDC government, under John Mahama, has collected a

total of GH¢62 billion in the last six years (2009-2014). Exports of

gold and cocoa between 2001 and 2008 earned Ghana $16.4 billion.

However under six years of NDC, these exports have earned the country

$39.5 billion, in addition to the $3 billion in oil revenues and the

GH¢78.7 billion worth of new loans contracted by the NDC government.

Kufuor's government received no oil revenues.

"But today, Ghana is broke and back to the IMF looking for a bailout

of $1 billion.

Ghanaians want change, they want to go back to the Kufuor era of

progress and development.

Despite all the difficulties they are facing, they have hope in the

NPP," Nana Addo said.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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