By Chisomo Phiri

ACCRA-(MaraviPost)-The Managing Director of the Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation (GIHOC) distilleries Maxwell Kofi Jumah has asked Ghanaians who cannot afford the increased prices of alcohol to drink water.

Maxwell Kofi Jumah is reported to have said this in an interview on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.

The radio station made a post on its official Facebook page in which it reported the GIHOC MD saying his outfit has increased the prices of alcoholic beverages, and will continue to do so.

Managing Director of the Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation (GIHOC) distilleries Maxwell Kofi Jumah

He then went further to urge Ghanaians who are not prepared to pay the new prices to replace alcohol with water.

“We have increased the price of alcohol and we will continue to increase it. If you are not ready to buy then stop drinking alcohol and drink water,” Jumah said.

His sentiment comes at the time prices of almost everything including fuel, food, transport among other things have skyrocketed in the country, putting extra burden on the already suffering Ghanaians.

Some Facebook users in the country have been expressing mixed reactions to Jumah’s call, with some saying his choice of words was disrespectful to the Ghanaian people, while others say they will not be affected because they do not drink alcohol

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