- Afia Schwarzenegger has been slammed by Ghanaians for her comment on petrol prices
- She wrongly compared petrol prices in Ghana to that of the United States of America
- Many called her ignorant for speaking on an issue she knows nothing about
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Ghanaians have lashed out at Afia Schwarzenegger after she wrongly compared the price of petrol in Ghana to prices in the United States of America.
In the past few weeks, Ghanaians have been complaining about the increasing price of petrol and its effect on the living conditions under the banner of #FixTheCountry.
Ghanaians slam Afia Schwarzenegger for comparing petrol price in Ghana to the United States. Photo source: Instagram (Afia Schwarzenegger)
The television host sought to create the impression that the increase in petrol increase isn't in Ghana alone. Her post on Instagram was met with vicious attacks with many calling her out for being ignorant.
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported that the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers – Ghana (COPEC) revealed that the price of fuel will be increased.
The Executive Secretary of the chamber, Duncan Amoah in a signed statement, said this has become necessary due to the increase of petroleum prices on the international market.
It is on the back of this development that Afia commented on the fuel prices, making comparisons with prices in the US. Social media users did not spare her, as they bashed her in the comment session.
"Litre and gallon ain’t same. The comparison isn’t going down well efia. Ghana is hot. Let’s not act okay," wrote naa kaileyoffycial.
"Hahaha she doesn’t even understand what she posted," added isakosuasika.
In other news, the mother of Leticia Kyere Pinaman, the 14-year-old student of Miracle Junior High School at Sunyani, who has been reported to have committed suicide, has debunked the claims.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Instagram handle of Factsandtruths_official, the heartbroken woman indicated that, according to the doctor, her daughter was dead before she was hanged.
She gave the different indications that, according to the doctor, people exhibit when they are hanged alive but added that Leticia did not have any.
"According to the doctor, there was no sign of death by hanging. Her tongue didn't protrude, she didn't pass any faecal matter or urine. And that means, she was dead before getting hanged", her statement translates.
The Housemistress of the school, Gifty Acheampong, spoke to Citi News narrating her side of the story in the words: “I was in the kitchen when I heard the students shouting. I rushed there and saw her hanging, so I quickly rushed to the church auditorium to call the proprietor and the proprietress."
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