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Mar 25, 2019

Francis Fonseca: “Where is the reduced fuel prices?”

Francis Fonseca

Former Opposition Leader Francis Fonseca, after reviewing the budget for the approaching fiscal year, criticized government for failure to reduce the exorbitant cost of fuel, a campaign promise that dates back to 2008.  The price of fuel, across the board, remains above the ten-dollar mark and government last week announced a one cent reduction on the price of diesel. Fonseca also panned the national budget, which does not reflect an allocation of resources for the development of the agro-productive sector.

 

Francis Fonseca, Area Representative, Freetown

“Where is the reduced fuel prices?  Remember all the empty boasts, all the empty fiery rhetoric about the price of fuel, bringing down the cost of fuel, bringing down the cost of living no matter what?  Remember all that empty, flowery rhetoric?  Eleven years later, we still have eleven dollars fuel, eleven years later.  Where is the reduced fuel prices?  Where are the investments in agriculture and manufacturing?  Eleven years later, the agro-productive sector is struggling.  Eleven years later, no manufacturing sector, no development of any manufacturing sector, nothing in the budget for fiscal year 2019/2020 that will point us in that direction.”

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