GWCL charging 140% instead of 67.2% as water bill

GWCL charging 140% instead of 67.2% as water bill

- The Finder newspaper investigations have shown that Ghanaians are paying 140%, not 67.2% as agreed as water tariff.

- The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) increased electricity and water tariffs by 59.2 and 67.2 percent respectively for consumers in the country.

- The complaints about Ghana Water comes few days after the company announced that it had reimbursed over 260,000 consumers who were over-billed due to an error in its billing system.

GWCL charging 140% instead of 67.2% as water bill

The public relations department of the Ghana Water Company Limited refused to answer several telephone calls placed by this reporter.

Ghanaians are now paying up to 140 % increase as water bill, as against the 67.2 % increase announce by the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) last year.

According to the Business Finder investigations, based on interaction with some water consumers in and around East Legon, Adenta, Haatso and its surrounding areas in Accra have shown inconsistencies in the Ghana Water billing system.

Some of the residents who spoke to the Finder argued that their living conditions had worsened and paying the bill will further compound their situation.

“How can I pay GHc90 for electricity every month and pay for GHc130.66 for water?”, a furious Ama Kyerewah of Madina Estates asked. “Though we appreciate the fact that we have regular water supply the bills are too high,” she noted.

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Charles Allotey, who lives at East Legon, also accused the Water Company of cheating Ghanaians. “I can’t believe this….how can the Ghana Water Company charge us double and continue to increase the price?

Last year, the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) increased electricity and water tariffs by 59.2 and 67.2 percent respectively for consumers in the country. T

The implementation took effect from December 14, 2015.

 

Credit:  Business Finder

 

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