General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Finance minister-designate Ken Ofori Atta has given the assurance that the Akufo-Addo-led government will not increase electricity bills anytime soon.
According to him, the move is in fulfilment of the promise the NPP made to Ghanaians during the electioneering.
Speaking to the media after his nomination was announced by the President, finance expert said the government will work to justify the confidence Ghanaians have reposed in them.
“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”.
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