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John Abdulai Jinapor Laments On The Proposed Increase In Electricity Tariffs

John Abdulai Jinapor, a member of Parliament for Yapei Kusugu and a former deputy Power Minister under NDC member has lamented on the proposed increase of electricity tarif by 148%. He has asserted that, it is as a result of populist reduction that has brought this debt to be paid by the ordinary citizens.

In a post shared on his official Facebook page on Tuesday, 10th May 2022, he wrote;

“It should be noted that THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY COMMISSION established under ACT 538, 1997 has a principal mandate of regulating and overseeing the provision of utility services by public utilities to consumers.

The PURC by practice and convention has adopted the “Automatic Tariff Adjustment Formula” to forestall any unwanted price hikes.

It is therefore preposterous for the utility companies to propose such astronomical tariff adjustments dating back to 2019.

It will be recalled that, the Minority cautioned President Akufo-Addo and the NPP when the President during the 2018 State of the Nation address decided to announce electricity tariff reductions contrary to the PURC act.

 Today the ordinary consumer is being called upon to pay for the debt that has accumulated from that populist reduction. 

These proposed tarrif hikes are completely unacceptable and ridiculous.”

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