Ghanaians on social media have laid into the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the high cost of living in the country.
This follows an increase in fuel prices, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices as well as a water crisis in some parts of the country.
A section of Ghanaians are also currently bearing the brunt of a power crisis, locally referred to as ‘Dumsor’.
Meanwhile, call and data charges have also been increased due to the increase in the National Health Insurance Levy by the government.
All these have culminated in a frustrated public, with some Ghanaians taking to Twitter to express their displeasure at the turn of things.
The hashtag #FixTheCountry and #FixGhana has been trending on Twitter since May Day, with netizens calling on the Akufo-Addo government to improve the living standards of Ghanaians.
Here are some of the tweets:
Trust me our leaders see everything, they just don’t give a fuck. They use us to get votes and throw us away like a used condom. #FixTheCountry
— EFIAODO (@efiaodo1) May 2, 2021
They said free water for 3 months then when the bills came the figure has doubled! And now we are paying extra taxes for the free water. The water seff some people no get some. And u are quiet ei. #FixTheCountry
— KALYJAY 👻 (@gyaigyimii) May 3, 2021
— Kabutey (@KabuteyMensah) May 3, 2021
the whole idea isn't about taunting the ruling government for the opposition to feel they're right for the next term. it about letting the politicians know we have lost hope in them. i mean all of them.#FixTheCountry
— PrincE _ LisH (@PrxncE_LixH) May 3, 2021
— iEfo FiLeY 🔞🇬🇭 (@efo_phil) May 3, 2021
— Iwan🇯🇲 (@GullyGud2) May 3, 2021
— LittleOscar (@Littlesports5) May 3, 2021
*Standard of living so low. Cost of living is very high #FixTheCountry
— SARKBA💎 🥰💕🔥 (@wooda_10) May 3, 2021
The fact that I voted for this government does not mean I should defend them. Our political leaders have failed us. #FixTheCountry
— KingSolo🇬🇭💪 (@king_solo_gh) May 3, 2021