Apologise to Ghanaians over increment in tariffs - Minority to Akufo-Addo

Apologise to Ghanaians over increment in tariffs - Minority to Akufo-Addo

- Ranking Member of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, has demanded that President Akufo-Addo must apologise to the people of Ghana

- He described as unfair the recent hikes in prices of water, electricity and communication service tax

- He said that if the reasons they gave for increments were taken into consideration, then there should rather be a reduction rather than an increment.

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Ranking Member of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, Adam Mutawakilu, has demanded President Akufo-Addo to render an apology to the people of Ghana for increasing water and electricity tariffs.

Reacting to the upward adjustment in water and electricity tariffs as announced by the PURC in a statement on Monday, September 30, 2019, he urged the president to do the honorable thing by apologising to Ghanaians.

Speaking in an interview with Class FM, he lamented on how flimsy reasons were given for the adjustments in tariffs.

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He added that if the reasons they gave, for increments were taken into consideration, then there should be a reduction rather than an increment.

“President Nana Addo is hypocritical; he never says the truth, he says A and going B. We expect him to apologise to the people of Ghana that he misled them and painted President Mahama black by saying that under President Mahama, rent was lower than electricity.”

In other news, staunch member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and close relation to President Akufo-Addo, Gabby Otchere-Darko has revealed that the office of the Special Prosecutor obtained the highest budgetary allocation from the 2019 budget.

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Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko posted on his Facebook wall that in the area of the fight against corruption, Martin Amidu’s office was given a total of GHS 180,160,231.

He, however, did not give any breakdown or explanation to suggest whether the mentioned institution has received the allocated funds from the budget.

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