Former First Lady and leader of the breakaway party, National Democratic Party (NDP), Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has condemned the recent hikes in utility and fuel prices, arguing that President Mahama is indifferent towards the plights of the Ghanaians.
Sharing her thought on the recent nationwide demonstration by Organised Labour, Konadu Agyemang Rawlings expressed dissatisfaction over the way and manner in which government was addressing social matters.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in December 2015, increased electricity and water tariffs by 59.2 percent and 67.2 percent respectively.But the 18 to 27 % increase in petroleum products has further incensed workers’ unions who believe workers are being overburdened as salaries remain unchanged.
In the meantime, Labour Relations minister, Haruna Iddrisu has revealed that government would remain overstretched if it heeded to the demands of aggrieved Ghanaians. According to him, the taxes are meant for developmental projects and that Ghanaians would have to brace themselves up for the increment.