The Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG Marketing Companies are opposing GHC18 pesewas upward adjustment on a kilogram of LPG.
Vice-Chairman of the LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana, Gabriel Kumi said, the increment will not be in the interest of both LPG operators and consumers.
A kilogram of LPG is currently being sold at GHS6.30.
â€œAt the moment, we are at a record high. GHS6.30 is the highest rate that we have had, yet we are going to add 18 more pesewas per kilo to the price of the product. We believe this too harsh, this will not augur well for the LPG industry in Ghana and the country as a wholeâ€, he stressed.
Gabriel Kumi pleaded with the government to rethink its decision to increase the gas prices.
He said the Association wants the 18 pesewas reviewed in a bid to increase the patronage of LPG products and save the countryâ€™s depleting forest reserves.
â€œLPG is the fuel of choice that we can use to prevent the depletion of our forest resources. But I am afraid that the current prices will not really help in the attainment of some of these objectives. The Association is very much surprised that government is attempting to increase the prices of LPG by adding 18 pesewas tax per kilo. Government must reduce those taxes to make the product much more affordable to the ordinary Ghanaian.â€