Yaw Osafo-Maafo, a senior presidential advisor, has stated that the Ghanaian government is unable to provide subsidies for petroleum goods.
Finally, he advised people who were complaining to park their luxury cars somewhere and take public transportation to alleviate their situation.
In an interview with Beatrice Adu on Asaase Radio, he made what many may see as an insensitive remark.
“There is no way the economy can provide subsidy to fuel,” the former Finance Minister told Asaase Radio’s Beatrice Adu, adding “it’s a commodity we don’t produce, others produce and we buy. And therefore, we should at best buy it at the cost price.”
He stated that the suffering economy will not be jeopardized for the sake of the populace, asking those with 44 cars to immediately begin using trotro if they are unable to withstand the pressure.
“The economy cannot and I repeat, cannot stomach [fuel] subsidy. People should pay for it. You see, there are so many vehicles on the road and some of them need not be there.