Consumers of petroleum products should brace themselves to pay more at the pumps as the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) suggests increment in fuel prices. According to COPEC, the increase would be between 9 and 12 percent, a situation the chamber describes as worrying.
COPEC is therefore calling on government and other stakeholders to revise the regulation policy that allowed for some leverage in fuel pricing in the country. Executive secretary of COPEC Duncan Amoah says the current increases in fuel prices, defeats the purpose of the deregulation process, and needs to be revised “When you look at what is happening now you are forced to ask whether the deregulation system is serving Ghanaians the purpose for which it was established.
I think it’s high time we sit and do a thorough assessment of the whole deregulation system, because for now, it doesn’t look sustainable”, he emphasized. He believes the incoming Nana Akufo-Addo led-administration, should do a lot more work in the petroleum sector.
“The incoming government will have to address a lot of issues in the petroleum sector. It should do a little more in the area of petroleum prices, taxes and other reviews”, he mentioned.
By Grace Asare
By Grace Asare
A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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