NDC, NPP to justify manifesto promises on energy at separate Town Hall Meeting

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are set to discuss their manifesto promises for the energy industry ahead of the general elections on December 7.

The two parties will be taking their time to explain to Ghanaians their intentions to help grow the sector at the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors’ maiden industry event dubbed The Energy Manifesto Town Hall.

The NDC will take the lead on Monday, November 2, at 7 pm to defend their manifesto promises on energy before an audience of industry experts, selected media and the public.

The NDC in its manifesto is promising to “aggressively develop, modernize and expand petroleum products delivery infrastructure” and “expand thermal and renewable power generation to match growth demand” among others.

The Former Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Kofi Buah and former Deputy Minister of Energy John Jinapor will represent the NDC.

On Friday, November 6, at 3 pm the NPP will take their turn to justify their manifesto promises on energy before the industry experts.

The NPP will defend their manifesto promises to end ‘dumsor’, reduce electricity tariffs to households and industry and improve transparency in the management of oil and gas among others.

The Deputy Energy Minister in Charge of Petroleum Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam will represent the NPP.

The Energy Manifesto Town Hall” is organized by the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) in partnership with the Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber, Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs), Chamber of Independent Power Producers, Distributors and Bulk Consumers (CIPDiB).

Other sponsors are the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC). Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) and the Public Interest Accountability Committee (PIAC).

This event is strictly by invitation.

Source: MyJoyOnline

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