Member of Parliament for Bawku Central has charged the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to publish details of the calculations that resulted in the recent electricity tariff cuts.
Mahama Ayariga said the upcoming reduction is based on 2015 figures which do not reflect the figures of 2018, describing the reduction as deceptive.
He is, therefore, urging the PURC to publish and gazette the 2018 figure “so that we do not use the 2018 figures to calculate the percentages of the decrease and net profit to consumers.”
According to him, there is the possibility that power generators and distributors are charging the consumers more.
“I believe that this reduction we have seen if we interrogate it, I am very confident that we might even get more,” he told Samson Lardy Anyenini host of news analysis programme, Newsfile, Saturday.
Effective March 15, residential users will enjoy a 17.5 percent reduction in tariffs while non-residential customers will see tariffs cut by 30 percent.