One of the issues in the ongoing elections in Ghana which has entered the second round is high fuel prices. Due to high prices of crude oil in the international market earlier in the year, government increased petroleum prices making cost of living high.
When international prices fell from above 140 prices to the current levels, government was reluctant to reduce prices proportionately. But a few days after the first round of elections the prices have been reduced drastically.
Shortly after the announcement of the run-off, the NDC candidate Prof John E A Mills announced that he will reduce fuel prices drastically when he wins.
For most people, the reduction is a panic reaction from the government because prices have been at current ranges in the international market way before the election.
For the opposition NDC and its supporters, prices could even be further lower than even the new levels. They are saying that this is just an attempt of the government to throw dust into the eyes of the citizenry.
One thing that was clear inthis elecction is that the government has lost much of its popularity. This is seen in the number of seats they lost in parliament to their main contender.
The question now is whether Ghanaians will retain the NPP due to the current gesture or they will see some credence is what the opposition has been saying.
December 28 will give the answer.