The government has unexpectedly announced a temporary decrease in the price of petroleum products today. The new prices are as follows :
Essence : From Rs51.30/L to Rs49.30/L
Diesel : From Rs43.50/L to Rs41.20/L
Points to note :
- This decrease has been made possible by reviewing the amount of Hedging Loss that Mauritians pay for each litre.
- This the 2nd price update for the month of March 2011.
I was quite shocked by the speech of Pravind Jugnauth on MBC. He made a comparison with the UK, where the prices of petroleum products were decreased by 1penny, and he also stated that the population showed much satisfaction following the decrease of 1penny. This said, he added that Mauritians should notice the effort done by our government by applying this decrease, which is much more than that of UK.
How can he compare Mauritius to UK? We are totally in 2 different worlds and I find those people doing those comparisons really sick! There’s a different cost of living, salary and so on…
Lastly, did he forget that Mauritians are paying for the errors made by the ones taking the decisions in the board of the Automatic Pricing Mechanism? By decreasing the amount we pay, he is not doing any flavor to us! We don’t have the choice and we will be paying it afterwards!
Totally stupid speech from the ti-cretin! He missed out on a fine opportunity to keep his mouth shut!