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50% electricity tariffs reduction not Mahama’s idea – Deputy Minister Rubishes claims

Deputy Minister Designate for Health, Dr. Bernard Oko-Boye has rebuffed claims that the decision to reduce electricity tariffs in order to cushion consumers as a result of the coronavirus was the idea of former President John Dramani Mahama.

There have been arguments that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) muted the idea with sections of Ghanaians showering praises on him but the MP Ledzokuku Constituency in the Greater Accra Region thinks he does not deserve such praises.

“My checks revealed Minister of Health announced the policy on 28th of March [2020] and our former President John Mahama spoke on the same policy on the 4th of April which is the few days after the Minister has spoken so it cannot be true John Mahama is the person who pushed for the reduction”, the lawmaker contended during a TV show monitored.

The former president is being heavily praised on social media for his thoughtful proposals concerning the fight against the coronavirus in Ghana which the government of the day is implementing.

Mr Mahama had called for the reduction of electricity, water and data aimed at ameliorating the plight of consumers in lockdown areas especially.

But Dr. Bernard Oko-Boye stated “even though if the reduction came from former President John Mahama it is good but he is not the one who told government to reduce electricity tariffs”

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