Tag Archives: Electricity Tariffs

Mutawakilu slams Nana Addo over tariff reduction announcement

The Minority Spokesperson on Energy, Adams Mutawakilu, has accused the government of usurping the powers of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission [PURC], by announcing a 14 percent average reduction in electricity tariffs for non-residential users in the country. The announment was made by President Nana Akufo-Addo, but Mr. Mutawakilu contends that “announcing the reduction when PURC hasn’t even done the major tariff review is taking over ...

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We didn’t lie about ‘reducing’ electricity tariffs – Agyarko

The Energy Ministry has described as false, claims by the Minority Spokesperson on Energy, Adams Mutawakilu, that it has not made any proposal to the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to reduce electricity tariffs, as captured in the 2018 budget. These proposals were meant to seek a revision of the tariff setting methodology and cost structure for power production. [contextly_sidebar id=”ELH0OYfLj6K0EITmGb8rEqvhUWs1LZrO”]Responding to ...

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Gov’t can’t recommend reduction in power tariffs -Wereko-Brobby

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby, has accused the government of trying to usurp the mandate of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), by announcing an average reduction of  between 13 and 21 percent in electricity tariffs for residential and industrial consumers. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, stated that the government had revised the ...

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Be wary of ‘deceptive’ promise to reduce electricity tariffs – Jinapor

A former deputy Minister of Power under the Mahama administration, John Jinapor, has accused the President of trying to deceive Ghanaians by suggesting downward review of electricity tariffs in the 2018 budget. According to him, even though there is a possibility that the tariffs might be reduced for businesses and industries, there may not be a significant reduction for residential ...

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Electricity tariffs to go down in 2018 budget – Nana Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, has said that electricity tariffs will be reviewed downwards soon. According to Nana Addo, details of the review will be announced by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta at the 2018 budget reading in Parliament on Wednesday, November 15. [contextly_sidebar id=”rRM6bUTkzBe5zm8vPbxPuYXWkyKDUU3Q”]The high electricity tariffs were a major part of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s ...

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