President Nana Addo has assured industry players and Ghanaians at large that the 2018 budget to be presented in Parliament on November 15, 2017, will capture the reduction of electricity tariffs.
According to him, much as the NPP government have eradicated the erratic power supply (DUMSOR) that wrecked the country under the erstwhile government, the current government is very optimistic in reducing the huge tariffs paid by business in Ghana.
The NPP prior to the December 2016 general elections accused the Mahama government of ripping Ghanaians off with high utility bills and promised to reduce it when voted into power.
They also assured to put an end to the erratic power cut which affected the country in the past.
Speaking at the 6th Association of Ghana Industries & Quality Awards at the State Banquet Hall yesterday, President Akufo Addo called on Ghanaians to commend the Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko for eradicating DUMSOR even before their first year in power.
The Association of Ghana Industry and Quality Awards is an AGI is to reward and honour companies that have achieved outstanding success in various areas of industry and innovation in the year under review.
At the event, Tropical Cable and Conductor limited was adjudged the Overall Best Industrial Company of the year. Some sector awards given out included; Automative &Transport Company of the year – Kantanka, Electricals and Electronics Company of the year – Tropical Cables, Energy Company of the year – GRIDCO, Financial Service Company of the year – ECOBANK, Food Company of the year – Blue Skies, Beverage Company of the year – Kasapreko, Hospitality and Tourism Company of the year- Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City.
Also, Agri-Business Company of the year – Wilmar, Garment, Textiles & Leather Company of the year – Mckenzie, Oil and Gas Service Company of the year- GOIL, Pharmaceuticals Company of the year – Ayrton Drugs, Word Processing Company of the year – Samartex, Advertising Company of the year – Origin8 Limited, Rubber and Plastics Company of the year – Interplast Ghana.