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NDC MPs’ vow to push for reversal of electricity tariffs upward adjustment

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National Democratic Congress, (NDC), Members in Ghana’s Parliament have vowed to push for a reversal of the increases in electricity tariffs.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, (PURC), on Friday, June 21, 2019, announced Eleven point Seven percent, (11.7%) increase in power tariffs effective July 1, 2019.

However, a former Deputy Power Minister and Member of Parliament’s Mines and Energy Committee, John Jinapor says the increase is unfortunate and unjustifiable and therefore cannot be accepted.

He told Radio Ghana’s Parliamentary Correspondent Bubu Klinogo that, when push comes to shove, the minority will go to court to force a review of the PURC decision.

Meanwhile, the Africa Centre for Energy Policy, (ACEP) described as encouraging, the new tariff adjustment announced by the Public Utility Regulatory Commission.

ACEP’s Executive Director, Benjamin Boakye said the 11.7% announced by the PURC is something that industries can absorb.

He applauded the PURC for responding to calls for an early release of the new tariff, to enable businesses to plan towards the effective way of implementation.

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