Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Obiri Boahen has expressed dissatisfaction in the Communication Director of the ruling NDC, Solomon Nkansah over his assertion that the GPRTU is in bed with NPP for its refusal to reduce transport fares despite the 10 percent reduction in fuel price.
According to the Private Lawyer, it is surprising that the Communication Director of the ruling NDC has reduced his status to the level of a foot soldier who is believed to be unknowledgeable in what goes into transport business and governance.
Speaking Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, Nana Obiri Boahen wondered when one’s political affiliation was needed before someone could register to be member of the Limited Liability Company [GPRTU] as it is being spewed by NDC Communication officer.
The Deputy NPP General Secretary stated that if some of the members of GPRTU are in bed with the opposition NPP then there are some also who are for the ruling NDC since it is a known fact that majority of petrol tank owners are NDC members.
To him, if NPP is quiet over the refusal of GPRTU to reduce transport fares, nothing should stop the NDC, CJA and Young Democrats from leading a crusade against the GPRTU; insisting that Solomon Nkansah should coordinate a demonstration against GPRTU over its refusal to reduce fares on transportation drastically.
“If GPRTU has refused to reduce fares on transport and NPP also has not demonstrated, what stops NDC from going on a demonstration? Does CJA not exist anymore and can’t the pressure group demonstrate? We have Young Democrat; what prevents Solomon Nkansah from coordinating a demonstration against GPRTU?”, he quizzed.
“Common sense should tell him that the 10 percent reduction in fuel price is not enough to cause major decrease in transport fares in the country. Vehicles in the transport business don’t use petrol alone but other things are involve to make the business work; the drivers have to buy engine oil, cost of spare parts are high, toll booth levy has been increased, cost of maintenance is high due to the erratic power supply because mechanic shops use generators to render services and sales of drivers have gone high”, he explained.
To him, the NDC Communication Director is not abreast with events as many places in the Brong Ahafo region have recorded reduction in the transport fares; adding that he (Solomon Nkansah) needs to be mature in his submission and stop the propaganda because Ghana needs to progress after almost 60 years of independence.