Posted: Tuesday 15th July 2014 at 21:25 pm

Government Has Lost Touch With Ghanaians – Organised Labour


President John Mahama
Organised Labour has described as insensitive and unsustainable, government’s decision to pass on the cost of subsidising fuel prices to consumers.

According to them, ‘It is simply unfair for Ghanaians to be compelled to pay higher for fuel whenever government, by its policies, mismanages the exchange rate.’

In a statement released Tuesday, Organised Labour challenged government to come up with a better and efficient way of reviewing fuel pricing in the country.

It said, ‘The fuel pricing formula has outlived its usefulness. We expect the managers of the economy to come up with a better and more efficient way of implementing the fuel-pricing system.’

According to them, the announced increases in petroleum prices would only aggravate the hardship and misery of Ghanaians.

It said, ‘Organized Labour reiterates our earlier advice to government that there is a limit to what workers and their families can take.

The decision by the NPA and government to increase the ex-pump prices of petroleum products at this time, is to say the least, insensitive. Clearly our government has lost touch with or failed to appreciate the economic and social difficulties and hardships of many of our compatriots. By its actions, government is further distancing itself from the concerns of the people.’

The statement further noted that Organised Labour, would in the coming days, use all legitimate means to express in the strongest possible terms, its disapproval of, not only, the current pricing regime for fuel and other utilities but equally and importantly, on the prevailing economic and social conditions.

Credit: Daily Graphic.com.gh

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