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Ghana Removes Fuel, Energy Subsidy, Give Reasons | READ DETAILS


Ghana Removes Fuel, Energy Subsidy, Give Reasons | READ DETAILS

The Ghanaian government says it has removed fuel and energy subsidies in a bid to control market instabilities.

This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Abdul Hamid, during a presentation at the ongoing Africa Refiners and Distributors week 2023, in Cape Town, South Africa.

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We have removed subsidies and deregulated our markets.

“Industries were shutting down because the government was finding it hard to find the money to provide subsidies and to this day industry is being powered by investments in the private sector and there are no complaints of supply.

“We are ensuring affordability and security for the vulnerable consumers through the removal of energy subsidies,” he explained.

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According to Hamid, the plans were implemented in response to the global oil and gas market volatility caused by the Russian-Ukraine war and energy transition-related policies.

The NPA boss added that the Agency has also created a special fund to assist refineries in boosting their capacity to 50 barrels of oil in order to meet the country’s growing demand.

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“For the first time in 30 years, we have installed fuel caps as a measure to intervene and to control market instability,” he stated.

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