The Minority in Parliament has chastised government for failing to honour its promise to reduce the prices of electricity.
Minority Member of Parliament for Damongo, Adam Mutawakilu argued that the reduction in the public lighting levy and others in the budget are woefully inadequate and would result in only a minimal effect for consumers.
The Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko during his vetting in January 2017 announced an ambitious plan by the New Patriotic Party government to reduce energy sector levies.
“We will start by reviewing the levies downwards and as we finish the financial engineering of the non-recourse approach then it may be necessary not to have it altogether or use it as part of the dedicated stream of revenues to service the ten to fifteen year tenure,” Boakye Agyarko added.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo also prior to his election in December 2016 promised to reduce electricity tariffs if he is elected as President.