The National Democratic Congress, during the Mahama administration, cumulatively increased electricity tariff by 166%, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.
On the back of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission’s recent hike in power and water tariffs by 5.94 per cent and 2.22 per cent, respectively, Dr Bawumia said at the launch of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) at the Bank of Ghana (BoG) Auditorium at the University of Ghana (UG) on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 that: “Between 2013 and 2016, just the last four years of the NDC government, the cumulative increase in electricity tariff was 166%”.
Dr Bawumia said that in line with the Akufo-Addo government’s agenda to create jobs, the administration has embarked on moves to cut electricity tariff to spur more employment.
According to him, “In 2018, we [NPP] reduced electricity prices of businesses by 30% and for households by 17.5 %, an average of around 22%.”
“Earlier this year in July, there was an increase of electricity price of 11% and yesterday of 5.6%. When you take the total cumulative increase on average, as I said, between 2017 and today, you have a cumulative decrease of about 5%”.
He continued: “So, the NDC, in their last four years, increased [electricity tariff] by 166%, we have come down since we have been in government by 5% on average”.
This, Dr Bawumia said, far outweighs the performance of the Mahama administration.
Comparatively, he said it is “still ‘boot for charley-wote’ when you come to electricity pricing”.
Bawumia Preaches Peace, Unity In 2020
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has delivered a New Year’s Message to Ghanaians.
Dr. Bawumia delivered the message when he served as the Special Guest of Honour during the Kaneshie District Presby Church’s Watch-night Service on December 31, 2019.
He shocked worshippers during the night to usher in the new year when he displayed an in-depth understanding of the Holy Bible.
Calling on Ghanaians to be peaceful and loving, the Vice President constantly made reference to the Bible about the importance of peace, unity and love.
He stated “as we start the year 2020, three things are so dear to our hearts as a people and we pray to the Almighty God to grant us these three things. We pray for peace, unity and love.”
According to him, “these three things are so important in the Bible. When you read Mathew 5:9 in the Bible, it says “blessed are the peacemakers for those are the sons of God.”
Dr. Bawumia added in his five minutes-plus address that “in Psalm 133, it talks about unity and it says, “behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to duel together in unity.”
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Tomorrow citizens of the United Kingdom will go to the polls, we have reason to believe the Conservatives will win with an outright majority. This is why we believe it will go in the favour of the conservatives. KURAC is a research institution that focuses on political research. In their latest release, they predict per their research, the conservatives will win more seats. Let’s take a look at their press release.
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Ekumfi Fruit Juice Hits Parliament
There was excitement especially among Majority MPs in Parliament on Monday when the now popular Ekumfi Fruit Juice product known as “Eku Juice” popped up in Parliament during the 2020 budget debate.
The Minister for Information and MP for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, displayed the well packaged juice while contributing to the budget debate, focusing on the benefits of flagship programs introduced by President Akufo-Addo.
The Pineapple Juice from the Ekumfi Juice Factory is under the government’s One District One factory program.
Mr. Nkrumah told the House many of the flagship programs of the Government, including the factories under the 1D1F were yielding results.
“When we rolled out the 1D1F Program, there was a lot of mockery but that flagship program in addition to the stimulus package that was provided is beginning to bear fruit. I hold in my hands here Eku Juice from the Ekumfi Juice Factory soon to be rolled out onto the market. Another project of the Akufo-Addo administration in the Central Region which was subjected to so much ridicule, but today that flagship program is beginning to bear fruit” he said.
The $8 million project which officially commenced in March 2018 now has 400 workers including out-growers.
It is estimated that the Ekumfi Juice Factory would create 5,000 direct out-grower jobs within the community and its environs.
The factory can process about 300,000,000 packs of juice annually for the local and export markets and would generate close to GH¢530 million in revenue.