The Finance minister designate, Ken Offori-Atta, has assured Ghanaians that Akufo-Addo's government will not be increasing the electricity tariffs just yet.
According to him, this directive is in fulfillment of the promises made by the NPP to the Ghanaian people during the election period.
Speaking to the press after President Akufo-Addo announced his nomination for finance minister, Mr Offori-Atta stated that the new government will work hard to prove to the Ghanaian people that their confidence in them, will not be in vain.
"We will have to examine our energy mix and I think we’re likely going to get a little bit more from gas which will then help in giving us a chance to breathe from that, so I don’t expect us to be increasing prices of fuel and ECG. We are looking actually to see how we can as we promised, bring some relief to Ghanaians," he said.
On Tuesday, President Nana Akufo-Addo named the first batch of nominees for the ministerial positions, which comprised of 13 names.
Below is the list of the first batch of nominees:
Senior Minister designate — Yaw Osafo Marfo
National Security Minister designate — Albert Kan Dapaah
Trade and Industry Minister designate — Alan Kyeremateng
Finance Minister designate — Ken Ofori Atta
Minister of Agriculture designate — Dr. Akoto Osei Afriyie
Energy Minister designate — Boakye Agyarko
Defence Minister designate — Dominic Nitiwul
Interior Minister designate — Ambrose Dery
Foreign Affairs Minister designate — Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
Attorney General designate — Gloria Akuffo
Local Government Minister designate — Hajia Alima Mahama
Education Minister designate — Mathew Opoku Prempeh
Health Minister designate — Kwaku Agyemang-Manu