Owner and Publisher at The New Stateman Newspaper, Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Global Dynamix Consult Limited, and New Patriotic Party (NPP) activist, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has this morning comes out with a comparison that seems to suggest that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his administration has done better in terms of petrol prices management than his predecessors.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) a few days ago announced a 17 pesewas increase in petrol prices. This increment was heavily criticized by Ghanaians as they asked the government to fix the country. Later yesterday, an official letter came from the Ministry of Energy announcing that the 17 pesewas increment has been reduced by 8 pesewas.
This was accepted by some Ghanaians as others said that it is not enough. They asked that, can't government eradicate the increment completely? But according to Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko Ghanaians should be grateful because the Nana Addo-led administration has done far better in terms of managing petrol prices than Former President John Dramani Mahama.
He used the chart below to show petroleum prices increase from 2012 to 2020. Looking at the chart below, cumulative petroleum prices saw a sharp increase of 75% in Diesel and 82.7% in petrol under Late President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills administration. But Ex-President John Dramani Mahama even made it worse because under his watch petrol prices cumulatively increased by 91.9% whiles diesel price increased 89.2%.
But according to Gabby Asare Okyere-Darko, the cumulative petrol and diesel prices under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo saw only 24.4% and 32.9% increase respectively in his first term. He added that Ex-President John Dramani Mahama is still lurking in the shadows waiting for another chance to fix things.
This is what Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko wrote on his official Facebook account:
"Now, you see why I miss the NDC in office. They know how to fix prices properly. First 4yrs under Akufo-Addo our petrol prices went up by 24%. The 4yrs under Mahama petrol prices shot up by 92%. The 4yrs under Mills-Mahama was slightly better at 83%. Mahama is still lurking in the shadows... waiting for another chance to fix things. Good morning!".
He did not allow for comment on this post but many Ghanaians used the anger emoji to replied him.
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