Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has indicated that prices for petroleum products will continue to drop in the upcoming months to help Ghanaians live comfortably.
The minister, commonly known as “Napo,” said he was surprised to see that some Ghanaians had been relieved when the price of petroleum goods increased a few weeks ago.
He said that it was improper for politicians to wish the nation harm just because of a desire to retake political power and establish a government.
Napo asserted that individuals who wanted the price of petroleum goods to rise to make the administration unpopular would eventually be embarrassed.
“Petroleum prices will continue to go down more to reduce the burden on Ghanaians. If you are relying on higher petrol prices to win power, then you have failed,” he said.
Napo, who is also the Manhyia South MP, was speaking during the graduation of 47 artisans whose free training he supported.
The artists, who were chosen from each of the six Manhyia South electoral districts, underwent a three-month training program in fashion design, hair technology, and makeup application.
His idea for the program—known as the “Youth Empowerment Project”—was made possible by the College of Beauty, Arts, and Entrepreneurship (CBAE).
The graduates received free training for three months in addition to free startup tools to help them launch their own enterprises and support local economic growth.
The program was created by Napo to lower unemployment in his district. About 140 residents of Manhyia South Constituency have benefited from it in just six months.
Napo continued by urging those who had benefited from the admirable program to teach others in the area so that they, too, could become independent.
The energy minister added that frequent power outages, popularly known as “dumsor,” which were common during the NDC regime, would not resume under the NPP.
He claimed that the NPP government was resolute and prepared to keep leading the nation in the right direction to promote greater prosperity among the populace.
Therefore, Napo pleaded with the populace to continue supporting President Akufo-administration Addo’s so that it might lead the nation to its “Promised Land.”