- Akufo-Addo announces 14% reduction in electricity tariffs
- The President said his government wants to boost private business in our country
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to expect a 14% reduction in electricity tariffs.
Addressing the National Association of Beauticians and Hairdressers at the University of Ghana on Monday January 15, 2018, Akufo-Addo said non-residential users of electricity in the country will also benefit from the reduction.
“From January this year, the non-residential tariff rate, which is the rate which includes all of you here, is being reduced by an average of 14%. For barbers, it is being reduced by 18%; for hairdressers and beauticians, 15.7%, and for tailors, 9.8%.”
The President further explained that an average bill last year was GH¢562 a month. But with the coming reduction, it is coming down to GH¢473 a month.
He added that his government seeks to encourage private businesses and make sure they stand on its feet.
President Akufo-Addo also appealed for the continuous support of the Association, stressing that “this government is your government; it is the government of the private sector. Whatever we can do to strengthen the private sector, we will do it. We have come to do a job to raise Ghana up, and, with your support, we will raise Ghana up. The Black Star is going to shine and shine and shine again.”
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