NDC Pressure Group Threatens AFAG


    NDCA pressure group calling itself the Movement for Better Ghana (MBG), claiming to be fanatics of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), has thrown down the gauntlet by threatening to meet the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) boot for boot should AFAG go ahead with its planned demonstration against the increase in prices of petroleum products.
    The group says it will also demonstrate against AFAG in favour of the fuel price hikes.
    The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) on Wednesday, January 5 issued a ten-day ultimatum to government to immediately withdraw the recent 30 per cent price hikes on petroleum products announced this week or risk incurring their wrath. According to AFAG, government has no justification whatsoever for the fuel price increases; pointing out that if allowed to stay it will just worsen the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian.
    The group maintains that businesses are likely to transfer cost to consumers in order to stay afloat.
    But speaking in an interview on Citi Eye-Witness News, President of the MBG, Aubrey Mends dismissed claims by AFAG that the government is being insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians, stating that the NDC government is only responding to developments on the global crude market.
    The MBG leader, who felt AFAG was being hypocritical regarding its demands for a review of the new fuel prices, stressed that the opposition political pressure group has no moral justification to dictate to government by issuing an ultimatum.
    According to him, the increase in prices of petroleum products is as a result of the huge TOR debt left unpaid by the NPP.
    But in a sharp rebuttal, the Director of Operations for AFAG, Samuel Awuku, deflated reports that the group is raising red-flags for its personal political gains.
    He maintains that AFAG is only a social group concerned with the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian.