John Jinapor

The Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu Constituency in the Northern Region, John Abdulai Jinapor has described the decision by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to implement a Cylinder Recirculation Margin of GHp13.5 per kilogram for LPG at time some parts of the nation are under lockdown due to the fear of spread of the coronavirus as “utter wickedness and the highest level of insensitivity to the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian.”

Mr Jinapor has also alleged that the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has further increased the Fuel Marking Margin from GHp3/ltr to GHp4.5/ltr.

“The imposition of the Cylinder Recirculation Margin coming at a time of Government’s declaration of a partial lockdown of Accra, Tema, Kumasi and parts of the Central Region will only exacerbate the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian,” Mr Jinapor said in a Facebook post.

He said as a result of the lockdown and the enforcement of the social distancing directives by the President, “Ghanaians are already experiencing very difficult moments as they are unable to generate sufficient income to offset the rising cost of living.”

In the light of the current happenings Mr Jinapor noted that “rather than burdening the citizenry with such insensitive and draconian policies, the Akuffo-Addo Government must rather demonstrate compassion by initiating policies and programmes that will alleviate the suffering of the ordinary Ghanaian.”

The lawmaker has, therefore, called on the NPA, as a matter of urgency to “immediately scrap this obnoxious and nuisance increments at this difficult moment.”

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