The Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG) earlier mentioned that the company needed money to fund its operations.
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This according to him, will require a raise in the tariffs that most Ghanaians are complaining were breaking their necks.
YEN.com.gh hit the streets of Accra to find out from Ghanaians if they thought the increments were long overdue and are necessary for better provision of service delivery.
A man in his 50's believes until God interevenes, the tarrifs that are being requested will not be put to good use.
According to him, if Ghana was God fearing like other nations, those in authority will not be so inconsiderate of the hardships people are facing to propose an increment in tarrifs.
He added that the number of unemployed people who are sitting at home with nothing to do, should be enough reason why government will not take such a decision.
Another middle aged man said the increment of the tariffs should be done if only government believes that is what will guarantee better service delivery.
He is however of the view that if the government promises to do better with their services, then Ghanaians will not have a problem paying for the services.
Another person who shared her thoughts said if the that will help despite the fact that people have different financial worries, then why not.
She also added that, it could be because the government gave Ghanaians free water and electricity during the COVID-19 lockdown, they want to find ways and means to get the money back.
However, she added that she did not see anything wrong with that but rather government should consider because times are hard.
A middle-aged Rasta man believes it is not necessary for government to increase utility tariffs to fund operations in the ECG.
According to him, all these taxes that Ghanaians are already paying is not being put to good use like is expected of them.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, assured that Ghana will not slip back into the prolonged period of outages between 2012 and 2016 christened ‘Dumsor’.
The minister’s remarks come on the back of incessant power cuts in various parts of the country in the past few days, heightening fears among Ghanaians that the country is gradually moving towards the unbearable ‘Dumsor’ era.
Despite these unannounced power cuts, the Ghana Grid Company, (GRIDCo) said the country has enough power to supply.
That notwithstanding, it revealed that it is in talks with ECG and NEDCo to roll out a timetable for power outages across the country.
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