Ghanaians to pay more for electricity and water effective October 1

Ghanaians to pay more for electricity and water effective October 1

- The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission has announced an upward review of electricity and water tariffs

- The upward adjustment has increased electricity by 5.94% and water tariffs by 2.22%

- According to the PURC, the increase in tariffs takes effect from October 1, 2019

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Ghanaians will from Tuesday, October 1, 2019, pay more for electricity and water following the upward review of tariffs by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).

The PURC, in a statement signed by the executive secretary, Mrs. Mami Dufie Ofori, noted that electricity will go up by 5.94% and water by 2.22%.

The statement further explained that the upward adjustment became necessary due to the factors such as Ghana cedi-US dollar exchange rate, inflation, demand forecast and electricity cost.

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Following a review of Electricity and Water Tariffs for the fourth Quarter 2019 which is from October – December 2019, the PURC wishes to announce for the information of consumers of electricity and water that there has been an upward adjustment in the existing tariffs.”

“The increase is 5.94% on electricity tariffs and 2.22% on water tariffs across board for all customer categories effective October 01, 2019,” the PURC statement read.

The PURC also assured the public that it will continue to ensure effective tariff monitoring programme that will provide Ghanaians improved quality service.

This is the second time the regulator has increased electricity tariff in 2019. The PURC in June 2019 announced an 11% increase in electricity which took effect July 1.

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