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General News Mon, 20 Jan 2003

PNC condemns fuel increase

The People's National Convention (PNC), on Saturday condemned the government for increasing petroleum products by 90.4 per cent and asked for salary adjustment by the same percentage for the betterment of the ordinary worker.

Alhaji Hamed Ramadan, Vice Treasury of the party said this when he addressed a large gathering of supporters and sympathisers of the party at Kokomba Market, in Accra.

The purpose was to formerly announce to the members that the PNC was still in motion and to solicit their support to win the 2004 general elections.

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Alhaji Ramadan said the NPP administration has disappointed Ghanaians in everything, including their inability to control the economy and that the subsequent increase in fuel would further increase the woes of the people, particularly the poor, who could not take three square meals a day.

He said government has shown total disregard to Ghanaians, adding, "the exercise is a heartless one" and that it was wrong for government to use smuggling as a main factor of increasing the price of the product.

Source: gna
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