The commuters in Ghana on Saturday intensified their hustling for fuel to power their vehicles as a result of a protracted shortage of the commodity in the market. In Accra, Tema, Cape Coast, Sekondi Takoradi, Kumasi and all the regional capitals people joined long queues to get the commodity.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has come under severe bashing following acute fuel shortage as result of the action of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Distribution Companies (BDCs) on government’s unpaid subsidies to them which amount to millions of dollars.
President John Mahama has come under heavy bashing from the general public for not releasing funds to the oil distributors who went on strike on Monday.
The situation is getting worst now and it is clipping the already battered economy as taxi drivers and other commercial drivers have to struggle from one fuel station to another in search of fuel.
On Friday, the Finance Minister, Seth Terkpe and other government officials met with the BDCs in a crucial meeting to resolve the issue and reports say the government has since released funds to pay part of the debt.
According to the leader of the BCDs Senyo Kosi on Saturday the situation would normalize by next Wednesday following the release of funds and the readiness of banks to issue credit to its members that would enable them import fuel.
( Courtesy APA & AGENCIES ……. Source …….. Our Freelance Contributor in Accra)