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General News of Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Source: Peace FM

Fuel prices will go up again in two days - Kwesi Pratt

Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has predicted that fuel prices will soon go up; as a matter of fact, withing the next three days.

"I don't want to be a prophet of doom but I can tell you that fuel prices will go up in a day or two," he foretold during a panel discussion on Tuesday's edition of 'Kokrokoo' on Peace FM.

Kwesi Pratt was reacting to the 11.17% percent increment in electricity tariffs announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) this week.

The increment will take effect on July 1.

Meanwhile, the Commission has approved an 8.01 percent increment in water tariff.

Kwesi Pratt does not understand why there are so many experts in the country yet government is not making use of their expertise to solve the power crises.

"11 percent is not just…it is a lot. Now I hear water has also gone up…I am not a prophet of doom but I can predict that within a day or two the prices of fuel will go up again…this will make lives difficult for Ghanaians because while fuel prices are going up, water and electricity prices are also going up. What are we going to do about this?…we have experts in the country which government can fall on for advice so I don’t understand why we are suffering…we will go back and forth and then it will turn into politics; I just don’t understand," he bemoaned.

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