Former CEO Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Alex Mould has called government out on its recent fuel price reduction.
According to the former petroleum boss, GOIL's percentage price drop is insignificant as the price of oil on the international market has fallen hugely.
“Oil prices down 7.5%, cedi appreciates from 5.7 to 5.3 nearly 7.5% and fuel prices reduced by less than 0.2%. Are we joking in this country,” he tweeted.
His tweet comes on the back of the Ghana Oil Company Ltd, GOIL, announcing a reduced fuel price at all its retail outlets with effect from Saturday, February 22, 2020.
The price change is in line with the drop in international petroleum prices and relative stability of the cedi.
In a release issued by GOIL, the indigenous petroleum company said a litre of its newly introduced SuperXP RON 95 is now 5.40 cedis while Diesel will now sell at 5.41 cedis.
The reduction also results from the recent introduction of higher grade Super XP (RON 95) onto the market at no extra cost to customers.
"GOIL wishes to thank consumers for their immense support and patronage of the company’s products and services," said Robert Kyere, Public Relations Manager, in the release.
JOKE!!!— Alex Mould (@alexkmould) February 23, 2020
Oil prices down 7.5%
Cedi appreciates from 5.7 to 5.3 nearly 7.5% and fuel prices reduced by less than 0.2%
Are we joking in this country????????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/KrjGL8L73h