Hard-speaking Johnny Hughes has stated that if Ghanaians press further, the hikes in fuel prices will be reduced. He has also liken fuel increase to indirect tax. He made this statement on TV3 today, Monday 17th May, 2021.
His rant was in response to the purported 20% increase in transport fares by some Driver Unions. "Fuel control every facet of the economy. An increase in fuel is like an indirect tax. How can you increase one factor of production but fail to increase salaries?"
Johnny Hughes believes that if Ghanaians push further, the Nana Akuffo Addo-led government will have no option than to bring down the prices of petroleum products.
"If the Government of Ghana was magically able to take some pesewas off the fuel, then I think if we press further, the Government can do something about the prices (fuel products).
Johnny Hughes lamented about the weak of purchasing power of many Ghanaians as fuel prices tend to affect pricing. " I do not have power to buy what was existing. Now you have added something, I can only buy less".
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