The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has made known its resolve to embark on a series of demonstrations and strikes in protest against the increment in utility prices by the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) as the commission meets eight labour unions to communicate its unilateral decision.
Meanwhile Organised Labour is requesting that the (PURC) would have to protest against the hike in utility there is some stability in the supply of power.
The new utility tariffs will see electricity increased by 59.2 percent with water going up by about 67.2 percent.
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 .
The sudden hike in utility tariffs is feared to have a negative impact on Ghana’s market sector as prices of goods and services are also more likely to hoot up in that regard.