- Bawumia has credited the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the first government to have reduced electricity tariffs in the history of the Fourth Republic
- The 22% reduction in electricity prices in 2018 was the most significant intervention in the utility sector by the government in recent times
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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has credited his government and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the first government to have reduced electricity tariffs in the history of the Fourth Republic.
According to Bawumia, the 22% reduction in electricity tariff in 2018 was the most significant intervention.
He made this known while speaking at the government’s 2020 town hall meeting in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.
“[In] 2018, we reduced electricity prices by 22% and by the way, this is the first government in the history of the fourth republic that has reduced electricity prices. And in 2019, we increased the prices by 11% but when you take the net between 2019 and 2018, in net terms, since we’ve been in office, we’ve reduced electricity tariffs by 10%.”
“And this has never happened before in the 4th republic and therefore it is a promise we have fulfilled,” he said.
The PURC in March 2018 announced a 10-30 percent reduction in prices of electricity effective March 15, 2018.
In other news, the minister in charge of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Simon Osei-Mensah has told residents and citizens he is not responsible for the killings and unresolved murder cases recorded in his region in the last one year.
According to the minister, it is unfair for anyone to hold him responsible for the safety of residents in their homes.
Mr. Osei-Mensah’s comment comes on the back of growing insecurity and killings in the region, with the recent being the murder of a nurse.
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