National Women Organiser for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Hanna Louisa Bisiw has exposed Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, over the incessant fuel hikes in the country.
The former Deputy Minister for Agriculture observed that in the run up to the 2016 elections, Dr Bawumia, then the Running Mate for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) held series of lectures across the country, telling Ghanaians that fuel price hikes were as a result of the incompetence of the then NDC government, but has turned around to defend their government of the development.
” He was seen speaking to market women and teachers to vote against the NDC because we could reduce fuel prices lower to reduce the prices of food and other services,” Dr Bisiw said in an interview with Accra-based Ahotor FM.
The NDC women’s leader indicated that Dr Bawumia knew the government did not have direct control over the prices of petroleum products, “yet he lied to Ghanaians and incited them against the NDC government. ”
” When we were leaving office, the price of a gallon of petrol was around GHS 14.00 but today, under those who said they were competent and could do better than us, the price keeps soaring higher, ” she lamented in Akan while asking Dr Bawumia, who led the attacks on the erstwhile government to apologise to Ghanaians after being ” exposed.”
This development comes at a time when President Nana Akufo-Addo has granted approval to zero the Price Stabilisation and Recovery Levies on petrol, diesel, and LPG for a period of two months.
His decision comes to address the impact the consistent increase in fuel prices would have on players in the energy sector.
But the prices still remain the same at the fuel pumps.
It is for this reason Dr Bisiw has taken a swipe at the Akufo-Addo government for what she describes as a grand deception as far as fuel prices are concerned in the country.