January 26, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Aburi –Nsawam, Osei Bonsu Amoah, has said he fully supports the demonstration against the recent petroleum hike by the pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG).

According to the MP, economic conditions have been worsened by the recent increase in fuel prices, a move he described as totally unjustified.

The protest dubbed ‘AHOKYERE’ Demonstration which is scheduled for today Wednesday 26th January 2011 will start at 9am from the Obra Spot, Nkrumah Circle, Accra and end at the Hearts Park, near the Cultural centre.

Some Civil Society Organizations such as the Socialist Forum of Ghana and the Alliance for Accountable Governance, called on the government for the reversal of the 30 percent increase of fuel prices, a call that fell on death ears.

Contributing to a discussion on Oman FM’s morning show Wednesday, the MP for Aburi –Nsawam, O.B Amoah stated that the increase was unacceptable and inconsistent with promises made by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the election campaign of 2008.

He noted that the increase in fuel prices have had a ripple effect throughout the economy leading to the escalating prices of all goods and services.

‘’The rising prices are manifesting all around the country and this could also lead to significant job losses resulting directly from the strangulation of industry and commerce” he said.

Hon. O.B Amoah, however commended the Alliance for Accountable Government (AFAG) for exercising their democratic rights of demonstrating to register their displeasure at the fuel hikes.

Source: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh