AFAG Slams CJA, Describes Them As Shameful


    AFAGPressure Group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has described as a mockery the stance by another pressure group, the Committee for Joint Action on recent hikes in fuel prices.
    CJA at a Press Conference on Wednesday said it is not ready to demonstrate against the recent fuel hikes as demanded by the opposition NPP.
    According to the group it is hypocritical on the part of the NPP to call the CJA to demonstrate merely because they are no more in government. CJA however kicked against government’s decision to increase fuel prices saying the NDC government had reneged on its promise to reduce it.
    A member of the group Kwasi Adu noted that the NDC’s justification for the recent increases is very ridiculous but added that the group was not ready to demonstrate against the increases.
    However, speaking to Citi News spokesperson for AFAG, Samuel Awuku said he is highly disappointed in CJA’s posture and described their decision not to demonstrate as shameful. “There is a bit of a mockery of the situation and it is interesting but to me their posture is shameful. Are they saying that they will not go on demonstration because some NPP people are pushing for them to go on demonstration? The NPP people who are pushing are Ghanaians so why not prove them wrong…their position is very shsmeful”.
    According to Samuel Awuku, if the government fails to reduce the fuel prices by Friday January 14, AFAG will have no choice than to demonstrate.
    “AFAG gave an ultimatum which will end on Friday. If by close of Friday we don’t hear anything from government which would lessen the plight of the people, which will seek to address the concerns of the Association of Ghana Industries, the concerns of the Taxi driver, the concerns of the National Union of Ghana Students and the concerns of the Ghana Union of Traders Association, AFAG will take a decision that will be in the interest of the people”.