The finance minister-designate, Ken Ofori Atta, says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government does not plan to hike fuel prices or electricity tariffs.
He said in Accra on Tuesday after President Nana Akufo-Addo appointed him to the position that the party would honour a campaign pledge not to make such increments.
Ofori Atta said the government expects more gas supply to come in and offer relief to the enery sector.
“We will have to examine our energy mix and I think we’re likely going to get a little bit more from gas which will then help in giving us a chance to breath from that, so I don’t expect us to be increasing prices of fuel and ECG. We are looking actually to see how we can as we promised, bring some relief to Ghanaians,” he said.
Nana Akufo-Addo today announced the first batch of his ministerial nominees comprising 13 names.
Below are details of the list of nominees
Senior Minister designate — Yaw Osafo Marfo
National Security Minister designate — Albert Kan Dapaah
Trade and Industry Minister designate — Alan Kyeremateng
Finance Minister designate — Ken Ofori Atta
Minister of Agriculture designate — Dr. Akoto Osei Afriyie
Energy Minister designate — Boakye Agyarko
Defence Minister designate — Dominic Nitiwul
Interior Minister designate — Ambrose Dery
Foreign Affairs Minister designate — Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
Attorney General Minister designate — Gloria Akuffo
Local Government Minister designate — Hajia Alima Mahama
Education Minister designate — Mathew Opoku Prempeh
Health Minister designate — Kwaku Agyemang-Manu