Fuel price increases are affecting not only ordinary Ghanaians but also Members of Parliament.
During Parliamentary proceedings on Friday, November 4, Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu presented a business statement for next week.
Following the business statement, Asuogyaman lawmaker Thomas Ampem Nyarko requested that the Business Committee, chaired by the Majority Leader, reduce the number of parliamentary sitting days from five to two per week.
He also asked the House to consider increasing the sitting hours to eight from the current four and a half hours.
He claims that times have become difficult as a result of high fuel prices.
The lawmaker stated that since the house resumed, members have not had enough work to do on a daily basis, yet they must continue to purchase fuel for their vehicles (V8) in order to work.
He stated that it has been difficult for him to purchase fuel for his car, stating that he went to the pumps a few days ago and had to spend $3,000 on fuel.
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