Increment of tariffs to take effect from October 1.

 
Consumers of electricity and water will now have to pay up to 52 % more for water and 78.9% more for electricity.
The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) announced the new tariffs at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday.

According to the Commission, the new tariff increment is scheduled to take effective from October 1.

The Executive Secretary of the PURC, Samuel Sarpong said the increment had become necessary following constant pressure from the utility providers who have lamented over the current tariff consumers are paying which was not helping in the generation mix.

He also revealed that the “current water tariff adjustment is meant to assist the Ghana Water Company Limited meet key operational costs which includes cost of electricity, cost of chemicals for the treatment of raw water and operationing and maintenance cost.”

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