The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has questioned Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s silence on the current cost of living in the country as well as Ghana’s economic challenges.
He said Dr. Bawumia who is the head of the government’s Economic Management Team and hailed by members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as an ‘economic messiah’ has gone awol while the cost of living keeps soaring in the country.
In a Twitter post, Sammy Gyamfi said a gallon of diesel is selling at GHS72 while the dollar is selling at GHS12.5. The cost of living keeps soaring but the braggadocios talkative and chairman of the EMT @MBawumia (Dr. Bawumia), who was once projected as the answer to all our economic woes, has gone AWOL.
Currently, fuel prices have shot up to almost GH¢16 per litre at some filling stations in the country.
A leading Oil Marketing Company, Total Energies, is selling diesel at GH¢15.99 per litre and selling petrol at GH¢13.10 per litre.
Meanwhile, Ghanaians will pay more for goods and services, as the country’s inflation rate keeps soaring.
The inflation rate for September 2022 has moved to 37.2 percent from 33.9 percent recorded in August 2022.
Food inflation was 37.8% while non-food inflation was 36.8%.
Inflation for locally produced items was 35.8% while inflation for imported items was 40.7%.