New Juaben Labour Council kicks against removal of fuel subsidy

The New Juaben Council of Labour has noted that the removal of subsidy on fuel is unnecessary and urged the Government to restore it.

This was contained in a resolution issued in Koforidua on Thursday and signed by Mr Stephen Kwame Appiah, Secretary to the Council.

The resolution indicated that Ghana is a developing country and so the citizens would not be able to survive without subsidies.

It said taking into consideration the high unemployment rate in the country with its attendant hardship, removal of subsidy on petroleum products would bring untold hardship to many Ghanaians.

It noted that anytime time there was fuel hike, it followed automatically with increases in prices of goods and services.

The resolution said the government’s action, which was an International Monetary Fund conditionally, would at all cost affect the economic well-being of the citizenry.

“The removal of the subsidy on petroleum is unwarranted and must be restored,” the council said.

Source: GNA

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