- The pure water manufacturers association attributed the increase to a hike in fuel prices
- The last time prices of pure water saw an increase was in 2018
- The new prices will take effect on March 15
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The National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) served notice that it will hike prices of sachet water otherwise called ‘pure water’ on Monday, March 15, 2021.
This means consumers of pure water should be prepared to be 30pesewas for a sachet instead of 20pesewas.
According to the Association in a report filed by Starrfm.com.gh, it was forced to hike prices because of the cost of fuel.
The last time there was an increase in the prices of sachet water was in 2018.
Per the new prices, a bag of pure water is expected to sell at GHs3.5 from distribution trucks but the price will be pegged at GHs3 if the consumer is buying 200 bags and above.
However, the public should expect to purchase a bag from GHs4.5 to GHs6 depending on one’s location.
In other news, Bernard Allotey Jacobs said he no longer belongs to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Speaking on Accra-based Peace FM’s Kookrokoo programme on Wednesday, March 10, and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Allotey Jacobs said he had paid his dues to the umbrella fraternity and it is time for him to move on.
The former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC said he now supports President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to him, the policies being rolled out by the Akufo-Addo administration made it easy for him to declare his support for the President and his vice.
In an earlier YEN.com.gh report, Allotey Jacobs vowed never to return to the NDC even if he was recalled.
The NDC in May 2020 suspended him for “persistent anti-party conduct.”
The suspension was according to articles 46(1), 46(6), and 46(8) of the party’s constitution.
“I will never join that party again. I’m even old; I’m getting to 70 years. God has been merciful to me, so why should I worry myself?” he told a radio station based in the newly created Oti Region.
Meanwhile, former NDC Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, said he would venture into the Akufo-Addo’s administration’s flagship One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative
Fuseini was already into rice farming when he decided he had had enough of parliament.
He said he was still looking for a market to sell his last year’s harvest.
A private sector-led initiative, the 1D1F programme launched during the president’s first term was to mark that decisive shift towards industrialising the Ghanaian economy.
It also aimed at giving value to the country’s raw materials with the idea of generating jobs for the teeming unemployed youth.
So far 232 out of 260 factories being established under the initiative are at various stages of completion, with some operating at full capacity.
They cut across various sectors and 162 of these factories are operating as new factories. The remaining 64 are revived or expanded projects.
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