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NPP won't increase fuel, ECG tariffs– Ken Ofori Atta

By Kwasi Adu
Ken Ofori Attah
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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