Stop complaining over fuel price increments, Gov’t gave you free water and electricity- Mark Okraku to Ghanaians

The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku Mantey, has ordered Ghanaians to stop complaining over the rising cost of fuel in Ghana.

Over the past few months, the price of fuel keeps skyrocketing almost every week and this case caused many people to complain and lose hope in the government.

However, Okraku Mantey believes the complaints are unnecessary for the reasons he gave.

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According to Mark Okraku, the government tried it best to roll out projects and policies for the good of everyone in the country, therefore, the complaints are unfair.

This is contained in a report sighted by Ghnewsbag on

Okraku Mantey is reported to have admitted the rising cost of fuel but was sharp to add that during the pandemic, the government allowed the citizenry to enjoy free electricity, and free water.

He said that it was during that same pandemic that the government initiated its 1 constituency, 1 ambulance, in addition to the Free SHS policy, and so the complaints should be reduced.

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Fuel price increase

Fuel Prices at various pump stations in the country went up on the evening of Thursday, November 4, 2021. This follows the earlier 7% increment on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

The upward review in petroleum prices was made known by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC).

We are just about ending the first and current price window on October 15 and start the second on the 16th and that is when the adjustment will take place and reflect in fuel prices,” the CEO of AOMC, Kwaku Agyemang Duah, explained.

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