No Gov’t Will Reduce Fuel Prices; Don’t Trust Politicians – Allotey Jacobs Cautions Ghanaians

Bernard Allotey Jacobs

Social Commentator, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, says Ghanaians should stop having hope in any government that will promise to come and reduce fuel prices.

Allotey Jacobs noted that all previous and successive governments act the same when it comes to the issue of fuel prices.

He was commenting on the recent brouhaha in Parliament resulting in a scuffle between the Members of Parliament.

On Monday, the MPs traded blows in an attempt to prevent one another from advancing their moves in the House.

Allotey Jacobs, discussing the incident during Peace FM’s Kokrokoo”, specifically touched on the fuel prices that have got many Ghanaians, particularly vehicle drivers, to complain bitterly about the Akufo-Addo government.

Some commercial vehicle drivers, locally called ‘trotro drivers’, recently embarked on a nationwide strike in protest against the increment in fuel prices.

The strike was ended on a notice that their Union leaders had had a meeting with the Presidency to intervene in their situation.

Allotey Jacobs has cautioned Ghanaians not to trust the politician, stressing “. . don’t believe the politician. Anything the politician will do to convince the masses to tow their line, so they march forward for them to come into power, they will do it”.

Speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi, Allotey Jacobs warned; ”This is what Ghanaians should bear in mind that, from one regime to another, nobody will come and tell you that I will reduce the price. So, let us look at it holistically that what is our flagship or what is our policy that we use to help our tax regime for every successive government to get adequate revenue to do good works. If you are a patriot, this is what you should think about, not to cut your colleague with a blade.”

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/