- PUWU has called for an increase in tariffs
- According to the union, the increase would ensure sustainability of services provided
The Public Utility Workers’ Union (PUWU) is calling for an increase in water and electricity tariffs paid by Ghanaians, YEN.com.gh can report.
The union argued that an increase in the tariffs would ensure that consumers are charged appropriately.
It further added that the new tariffs would also be proportionate with the operations of the companies.
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Per a report by Citinewsroom.com, the union revealed that subsidies paid by the government on behalf of consumers cripples utility companies.
For that reason, it went on, the elimination of the subsidies on the tariffs for small residential consumers would result in a 400% increase in the tariffs.
When implemented, consumers are expected to pay GHC1.90 per kilowatt of power instead of the current rate of 39p per kilowatt.
PUWU’s general secretary, Michael Adumattah Nyantakyi, explained that there is an urgent need for the government to review the current regime.
This, he went on, would ensure that sustainable services are offered by the services providers.
PUWU's call comes after Ghanaians have experienced unstable water and power supply in recent times.
The ministry of energy however apologised for the erratic power supply, and assured Ghanaians that measures were being implemented to deal with it.
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