Thursday , June 17 2021

Burkina Faso government urged to cancel the fuel price increase



"Unexpectedly, Burkina Faso's government has just adopted in the Council of Ministers on Thursday, November 8, 2018, a measure for the conversion of hydrocarbon prices at the pump," UPC wrote in its statement.

The document with the signature of the UPC National Political Bureau, including the National Secretariat for Economic, Development and Planning, states that "Following this painful decision, Burkinabè found on November 9, 2018, an increase of 75 F CFA pumping prices on gasoline and diesel, a increase of 12% and 14%.

According to Zéphirin Diabré's party, this action comes in a context of insecure populations engaged in a bitter struggle for survival every day since the introduction of the People's Movement for Progress (MPP).

The statement states that "this unilateral and unexpected government's decision sounds like a stick in Burkababes backs and requires a cold analysis of the country's situation and state of the MPP regime."

That's why the UPC condemns "strongly the amalgam that MPP has made to pass its bitter pills of inconsistent increase in petrol prices and diesel decided, and urges him to cancel."

Since November 9, 2018, liters of Super 91 that cost since 2016, 602 FCFA have increased to 677 FCFA and that for diesel maintained for two years at 526 FCFA, now costs 601 FCFA, an increase of 75 F.

The Minister for Communications, Government Spokesman, Remis Fulgance Dandjinou stated last Thursday at the end of the Council of Ministers that this increase in fuel prices is due to various factors including the exogenous, including the cost of barrels on the international market that is feeling an increase since a certain time.

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