The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC-Ghana) is calling for a stakeholder-dialogue on the recent fuel prices in the country.
Speaking on Asempas FM’s Ekosii Sen, Tuesday, the executive secretary of COPEC, Duncan Amoah said the cost of fuel increases without any announcement from the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), is bad and distorts the plans of consumers.
“Increasing fuel prices without public knowledge is bad and should be checked. It’s about time the stakeholders consult those who matter before taking any decision,” he said.
There’s resentment in parts of the country as up to 3.5 percent fuel price increases take effect at the pumps today, crossing the dreaded 5 cedis price per litre.
A tour of some fuel stations by Adomonline.com revealed Total, Shell and Goil fuel stations are selling a litre for more than GHC 5 Cedis, ten pesewas.
But Mr Amoah attributed the latest hikes to the bad performance of the local currency, the Cedi.
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He said the rate at which fuel prices are going up in Ghana is negatively affecting consumers, hence a drastic measure should be introduced to deal with the situation.
He noted that until that is done, the prices will keep going up and that will further burden consumers.