The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed disappointment over what it describes as the marginal tariff reduction resulting from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government's attempt to score undeserving political point.

In a statement signed by Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, sector Spokesperson on Energy, it said that the NDC government claimed it does not intend to usurp the role of the PURC, but it had effectively subverted the independence of the PURC, and used those powers to set the new tariff levels without regard for the concerns and interests of the general Public, especially workers and industry.

It said what government should have done, in the face of widespread complaint against the earlier-announced tariff and criticism of the NDC for failing to honour their manifesto promise, was to absorb the increases and count it as government expenditure. "Interfering in the work of the PURC is completely unacceptable", the statement added.

It said that by virtue of the fact that the reduction from the earlier-announced -level was only marginal, “it simply reaffirms government's show of bad faith to Ghanaians since this level, in spite of the NDC manifesto promise, is higher than "what-pertained during the NPPP administration of, President J.A. Kufuor”.