- Sam George has opened up about the recent increase in fuel prices and has said it is quite a burden
- The parliamentarian said he was looking for a donkey to buy so he could use it as a means of travel
- Private Commercial Transport Operators increased fares by 30% which took effect on February 18 following the increase in fuel prices
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Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Nartey George, has bemoaned the sharp increase of fuel prices and its rippling effects on the ordinary Ghanaian.
While speaking in an exclusive interview with TV3's Johnnie Hughes, the National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament hinted at looking for an alternative means of transport.
According to the outspoken legislator, the fuel prices were so bad that he was looking to acquire the services of a donkey as a means of transport.
Sam George was answering the question of whether he had bought fuel recently and made the assertion that it was only a fuel-free mode of transport that was going to save him.
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The Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament said the fuel prices had gone so high that it was going to be a huge strain on the pocket of the ordinary Ghanaian.
In making reference to his use of a donkey, Sam George noted that even Jesus Christ employed the services of a donkey for his triumphant entry, therefore, nothing stopped him from also doing same.
Private Commercial Transport Operators increase fares by 30% effective February 18
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Private Commercial Transport Operators indicated that effective Friday, February 18, transport fares would be increased by 30 percent due to fuel hikes.
This decision, according to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on myjoyonline.com, has been taken to save transport businesses from collapsing with the frequent upward adjustments in fuel prices.
“A gallon of fuel which used to sell at the pump for GHC27, has now jumped to almost GHC36 per gallon,” it bemoaned in its statement dated February 17.
T.D Jakes applauds Akufo-Addo for making Ghana one of the wealthiest African countries
World-renowned American televangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes has praised Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his transformational leadership in the past few years.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on modernghana, the preacher who was speaking in his church said when he first travelled to Ghana less than a decade ago, “there were a lot of dirt roads and people just in meagre gear and what have you and very few buildings and nice hotels”.
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