Public Affairs Director of the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC), Nana Yaa Jantua has revealed on local media that Ghana's current power crisis is mainly due to the reduction on utility tariffs in 2013 by government.
The PURC , in an interview with Starr FM in Accra argued that both government and other pressure groups failed to heed to the warning of the commission over utility tariff reductions. Meanwhile the Christian Council of Ghana in a stern warning has ordered the commission to withdraw its decision to effect an increase on utility tariffs. In a statement issued by the Council, Christian leaders have argued the increment was severely unfortunate and insensitive considering the economic downturn Ghanaians are putting up with at the moment.
The (PURC) increased electricity and water tariffs by over 60 percent effective December 14th following a nationwide what authorities justify to be a public consultation for the adjustment of utility tariffs.In the announcement made, the PURC revealed that electricity will be increased by 59.2 percent while water by about 67.2 percent.