Finance minister Ken Ofori Atta has announced in Parliament during the 2018 budget presentation that electricity consumers in the country will enjoy some reduction in tariff.
The development comes on the back of assurances by President Akufo-Addo last week that Ghanaians will see a massive relief in electricity charges.
Residential and non-residential electricity users will enjoy a 13% reduction in tariff beginning January next year. Some other composite charges in the tariff build-up of electricity have also been reduced by the government.
The reductions in electricity tariff as contained in the 2018 budget are; Residential – Up to 13%, Non Residential – 13%, Special Load Tariff- Low Voltage – 13% ,Special Load Tariff -Medium Voltage – 11%, Special Load Tariff -High Voltage – 14%, High Voltage Mines – 21%.