NPP Condemns Mahama Over 'Evil, Reckless' Hike In Utility Prices

NPP Condemns Mahama Over 'Evil, Reckless' Hike In Utility Prices

Chairman of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay has condemned government for what the party describes the "evil, uncaring, reckless and absolutely unacceptable” hikes in utility prices.

This follows an announcement issued by the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) over increment in electricity and water tariffs by over 60 percent effective December 14th following a nationwide public consultation for the adjustment of utility tariffs. The PURC revealed that electricity will be increased by 59.2 percent while water by about 67.2 percent.

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Meanwhile Director of Public Affairs of the PURC, Nana Yaa Jantuah explains the reasons for the increment is to enhance consumer interest, investor interest, economic development of the country, generation mix, and availability of the service among others .

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