As illustrated above, there has been a decrease of Rs16.05/L in the price of petrol from October 2008 to Jan 2009.
With the 20% increase announced in October 2008, lots of people started to protest especially bus owners associations and school van drivers.
After some days, there was a big rise in the price of bus fares, bread, electricity and much more… This affected most products sold on the market.
Even dal-pourri and gato piments are now sold more expensive, and even smaller lol!
And now, since the decrease announced 2 weeks ago, it seems that these same persons have forgotten that they due something to the nation…
Perhaps they may have to attend some 100 meetings to take a decision for a decrease, while only one meeting will be enough for them to shout for an increase…
Wonder when the Consumers Protection Unit will do another manifestation on our roads.
The last time, they protested against the increase in the price of petrol accompanied by hundreds of lorries which caused a huge traffic jam, preventing people from reaching their office and delayed students who took part in their HSC exams.
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