Ras Mubarak to protest hardships by Riding bicycle to Parliament
Kumbungu MP Ras Mubarak has said he will start riding a bicycle to parliament from Tuesday, 6 November 2018, as a way of drawing attention to the hard times experienced by ordinary Ghanaians as the constant rise in the price of fuel products at the pumps.
“Doing a 17-km bicycle ride to parliament from tomorrow as a way of highlighting the increasing cost of fuel and harsh economy under the NPP gov’t.
“Life is tough for ordinary Ghanaians”, Mr Mubarak wrote on his Facebook wall.
Under the deregulated pricing regime, the prices of fuel see a change every two weeks. The prices, most often, go up.
There have been a few times that they have either remained stable or dropped.
Currently, a litre of diesel and petrol is being sold at GhS5.21 across all major filling stations, including Total and Shell.
Government has stated that but for their intervention, prices would have been higher than it is now, sighting the removal of some taxes and levies including the reduction of the Special Petroleum Tax from 17.5% to 13% and abolishing excise duty on petroleum products.
“Without government intervention…prices today, would have been GH¢5.54 per litre for petrol and GH¢5.55 per litre for diesel,” Energy Minister Mr. Amewu had said some weeks ago.