Nana Addo Dankwa: When elected, I will reduce utility tariffs
The flagbearer off the leading opposition party NPP Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has reechoed his promise to reduce utility tariffs if voted into power in the 2016 elections.
His promise comes at a time when the high cost of electricity tariffs is a complaint of both businesses and individuals forcing the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to call for a suspension of the Electricity Company of Ghana’s new billing software.
Businesses and individuals have expressed their anger over the increment in utility tariffs by the PURC late last year, describing it as astronomical and unreasonable.
There have been protests in June by customers over the rates they were supposed to pay. Many claimed they had been over-billed by the company.
Speaking at Chorkor Tea Garden as part of his Greater Accra regional tour, Nana Addo said Ghanaians can no longer bear the high cost of electricity especially with all the billing irregularities.
“Everywhere I have been to, I have spoken to people about the cost of prepaid electricity. By the grace of God if I am elected President of Ghana I will reduce electricity and water tariffs. Yes I can do it. Secondary and Senior High School education will also be free,” he said.
Nana Addo is expected to take his regional tour to Central region today beginning with a visit to the Awutu Senya West Constituency.