Sammy Gyamfi: Let’s Not Help This Government To Make Flimsy Excuses For Their Own Failures
National Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has stated that Ghanaians should not help government to make flimsy excuses for their failures on the economic state of the country.
According to him, the government is using the recent Russia-Ukraine war as an excuse for not being able to manage the economy.
To some extent, the NDC national Communications officer admitted that, the Russia-Ukraine war and the Covid-19 have impacted nations but the cases of the neighbouring countries such as Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, and others are not awful like ours which is worth noting.
He asserted that before the war two months ago, hardships were already in the country which made the Chairman of the Finance Committee in Parliament, Hon. Kwaku Kwarteng to move for the motion of setting up a committee to investigate the astronomical increase in the price of iron rods and cement.
Mr. Sammy Gyamfi highlighted that, prices of local goods such as Cassava, Gari, Konkonte, and others that are not imported into the country have all increased in prices which is very surprising and this is due to the mismanagement of the economy by the government but has nothing to do with the Russia-Ukraine war.
Touching on fuel prices, The National Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Sammy Gyamfi, stated that is not justifiable to compare the prices of fuel prices in the UK to that of Ghana because it has always been expensive than the case of Ghana and that has been the trend since the era of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
He said, the reason is that, there are jobs, good roads and facilities in the country making life the UK less difficult.
He asserted that, there are so many taxes placed on fuel in Ghana which does not reflect the core benefits of such taxes but rather left in extreme hardship.
He insisted of comparing the country to its peers in Africa which is justifiable, and even that, out of thirty African countries, Ghana’s fuel prices is the most expensive among them.
Source: Opemsuo.com/ Effah Mensah William