Bernard Allotey Jacobs is not enthused by calls made on the president of the republic to reduce the price of petroleum products. The prices of petroleum products have been on a steady rise in the past few months and there are no signs of it reducing anytime soon. The government is blaming the Russia-Ukraine war for such increases. But civil society organisations have insisted that government can do something about the pricing. They are of the firm belief that government can either reduce or remove some tax components on petroleum products.
But Allotey Jacobs thinks otherwise. He believes that when the taxes are removed this country will come to a standstill. According to him, the government generates huge incomes from these taxes to finance developmental projects. The public payroll is already under huge stress owing to the high number of public servants that the government is paying.
During a discussion on Peace FM morning show kokrooko, Allotey Jacobs disagrees. He said "due to hypocrisy, they will tell you to reduce the price of fuel and after that expect Nana Akuffo-Addo to turn into Okomfo Anokye and conjure money from the sky to pay them. This is what we are doing to Ghana".
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