Ice Water Returns To The Market As Cost Of Pure Water Jumps From 20p to 60p In Months

Ice Water Returns To The Market As Cost Of Pure Water Jumps From 20p to 60p In Months

  • The formerly sold 'ice water' in Ghana that faded away after 'pure water' emerged has returned
  • In a trending video, a group of Ghanaians have been spotted rushing to buy the water at a lorry station
  • Social media users have been reacting massively as many say it indicates that Ghana has moved backwards

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'Ice water' the form in which water was sold in Ghana decades ago, has come up again as an affordable option for the general public.

This comes amidst the rapid rise in the cost of the sachet water better known as 'pure water' from 20 pesewas to 60 pesewas in a matter of a few months.

As also reported, one sachet water, known popularly as pure water, will now sell for 60 pesewas while a bag will now sell for up to GH¢15 from Monday, October 31, 2022.

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Ghanaians taking pure water
Photos of Ghanaians taking pure water Photo credit: @Cookingwithsindaco
Source: UGC

This was communicated in a press release issued by the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) on Thursday, October 27.

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The association explained in the release that the increases have been triggered by rising cost of production, especially fuel and plastic.

In a video that is going viral, Ghanaians hanging out in town were seen grinning for eye to eye as they spotted a lady carrying the ice water (which is manually made).

Watch the video here.

As also reported, the worsening state of the Ghanaian economy has led to former President John Dramani Mahama taking a dig at President Nana Akufo-Addo.

The former president on Friday morning took to his social media pages to rant about the poor management of the economy by the current handlers.

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He lamented the dire financial situation, which he says has resulted in the worst living conditions for the Ghanaian public in several decades.

Mahama Paints Gloomy Image Of Ghana's Economic Outlook

In painting a gloomy image of the country's economic outlook, Mahama said the country is moving from crisis to crisis, ultimately resulting in the most debilitating living conditions in several decades.

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