Upper West NPP kicks against fuel hikes

BY: Samuel K. Obour

The Upper West Regional Second Vice-Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Hafiz Bin Salih, has described as inhumane and unjustifiable, the recent increases in the prices of petroleum products in the country.

He said the action by the government was uncalled for, especially at a time majority of the people were struggling to make ends meet. He has, therefore, called on the government to take a second look at the increment to relieve the ordinary Ghanaian of the financial burden.

Mr Bin Salih expressed the concern during an interaction with the Daily Graphic in Wa.

“The NDC professes to be a socialist party and so we expect them to put in place policies and programmes which would go a long way to improve the lives of all Ghanaians and not to inflict hardships on the people” he stated.

Sharing his thoughts on the suspension of one of the leading members of the NPP, Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby, the NPP Second Vice-chairman condemned Dr Wereko-Brobby’s statement but said he was equally against his suspension from the party.

Mr Bin Salih said the NPP as a liberal democratic party had people with divergent backgrounds and opinions and so NPP members must be tolerant of other people’s opinions. He noted that it would have been appropriate for the party to unleash its communicators to debunk the statements made by Dr Wereko-Brobby rather than attacking him.

He was, however, of the conviction that Dr Wereko-Brobby’s statement would have no bearing on the outcome of the election petition case, adding that the NPP would win the case. He further advised Dr Wereko-Brobby to endeavour to channel his grievances through an internal memo any time he had issues with the leadership of the party.

Story: Chris Nunoo