A newly formed organisation, People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increase (Pappi) is warning that government will face a national shutdown on July 27 if they do not immediately address issues around fuel price increases.
This week, the price of petrol and diesel went up by around 26 cents a litre, paraffin by 22 cents a litre and LP-Gas by 37 cents a kilogramme.
This is the fifth time that prices have increased since the beginning of the year.
PAPPI’s National Convenor, Visvin Reddy says, “I believe it can be brought down if we can control the way we spend – around issues like the RAF and so on fuel prices can be brought down. We’ve set the 27th of July this year for a national shutdown – where we’ll bring the entire country to a complete standstill if the government does not heed our demands to bring fuel prices down.”
“So on 27 July, all vehicles on the road will switch off. We will join hands in bringing the government to their senses to understand that something has to be done to bring the fuel prices down,” adds Reddy.