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Ghana: 14% price cut to bolster private sector

With effect from January 2018, non-residential power consumers will see an average 14% tariff reduction, the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Monday.

The President made the announcement during the opening of the 8th Salon Academy of the National Association of Beauticians and Hairdressers in Accra.

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[quote]Akufo-Addo explained: “An average bill last year was 562 Ghana cedis ($119.5) a month. With this reduction from January, it is coming down to 473 cedis a month, which means 88 cedis ($18.7) has been taken from the electricity tariff that you pay.

“We want to encourage private business, and make business stand on its feet,” he said.


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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.