Afia Pokuaa, the Programmes Manager at Despite Media, has urged the people of Ghana not to politicize problems relating to gasoline costs.
According to her, the costs of petrol would rise regardless of whatever political party is in power since Ghana does not have influence over the global price of fuel.
When she made her announcement, she was speaking on the Accra-based Okay FM radio station.
Vim Lady acknowledged that there have been efforts to politicize the gasoline crisis, but cautioned that the Ghanaian people should not be taken in by such tactics.
“With respect to the price of gasoline, let us not seek to politicize the issue. The issue of the tax component in gasoline price has been a source of contention for President John Mahama, Atta Mills, and President Kufour, among others. We need to cut the amount of taxes included in gasoline prices since they are much too high. “However, when you look at Africa, particularly Ghana, the taxes we pay are usually accompanied with the assertion that our income is insufficient,” she said.
Furthermore, “the problem is not how tiny the taxes are, but rather their administration.” It all comes down to how we can handle our taxes in a responsible manner. If the government is able to cope with the losses that have been incurred in the nation, it will be able to lower the gasoline taxes. If the government does not close those loopholes, we will continue to speak in circles without getting far. When the NDC arrives, they will raise the prices, and when the PP comes, they will raise the prices.”
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“You may recall that during the President Kufour administration, when Saddam Hussein and the United States were at war, the price of gasoline on the world market spiked to as high as $134 a barrel. “Because we don’t refine our oil, the current spike in petrol prices has nothing to do with the NDC or the NPP, and it has nothing to do with breaking the eight,” she remarked on Okay FM, a radio station headquartered in Accra.