Yaw Osafo-Maafo, who is the senior presidential advisor at the Jubilee House, has asked Ghanaians to pack their 4-wheel vehicles if they cannot buy fuel.
He said worldwide, fuel has become expensive and so Ghanaians must learn to adjust and live within their means.
Osafo-Maafo made it clear that times are hard and the government cannot provide any form of subsidies for petroleum products in Ghana.
The 80-year-old advisor to President Nana Akufo-Addo told Accra-based Asaase Radio that;
‘There is no way the economy can provide subsidy to fuel…it’s a commodity we don’t produce, others produce and we buy. And therefore, we should at best buy it at the cost price’.
‘The economy cannot and I repeat, cannot stomach [fuel] subsidy. People should pay for it. You see, there are so many vehicles on the road and some of them need not be there.
Osafo-Maafo said ‘If you can’t afford to drive a 4-wheel drive, then you must not use it. We must now begin to look at situations of economic use of energy’. SOURCE: Kasatintin.com