The Deputy Minister for Energy, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam Anta,
has criticized the NDC Administration for imposing higher tariffs on Ghanaians which resulted in high gas prices.
According to him, the government inherited an energy sector which was badly damaged, and for the past three years, they have been trying to correct those mistakes in order to develop an energy sector that will sustain industrial activities and create jobs for the people.
Dr. Amin Adam, said the Government, through negotiations, had been able to reduce the gas price which was inflated by the previous government, and now able to provide cheap and sustainable gas for industrial growth.
“Ghana today, is rated among the fastest growing economies in the world because the nation has been able to supply energy to industries, which is an important input for production and provision of services”.
He disclosed this in an interview with Newslinegh.com, on Tuesday 19, 2019, after contributing to the debate of the 2020 budget and financial policy on the floor of Parliament.
The Deputy Minister also revealed that Ghana was estimated to earn GH¢8.9 billion from petroleum revenue, which translates to a 13 percent (13%) of projected total revenue, and 2.2 percent (2.2%) of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).