Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has promised Ghanaians a reduction in electricity tariffs should he be elected as president come the November 7 elections.
In a statement released on Thursday Nana Addo has stated that 'if the government cannot or will not listen to the calls for the reduction of electricity tariffs, it is important for the people of Ghana to know that, God-willing, if I win the elections of this year, I definitely will. I will definitely reduce electricity tariffs.”
The former Attorney General has recently been campaigning for a reduction in electricity tariffs after the detection of anomalies in the billing process. The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission has since instructed the Electricity Company of Ghana to suspend its new billing software until the anomaly is rectified.
Meanwhile parliament's select committee on energy summoned the deputy minister of power, John Jinapor and the head of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Robert Dwamena for questioning over the anomalies in the billing system of the ECG. Chairman of the committee, Amadu Sorogho has confirmed that the decision was to seek answers regarding the 300 percent increase in electricity tariffs.