Electricity and water tariffs go up by 6.54 and 4.54% respectively

The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission has reviewed upwards, electricity and water tariffs.

The cost of electricity has gone up by 6.54 percent while that of water has been increased by 4.54 percent.

The Ghana Water Company will, however, not be able to charge the new rates until certain challenges are fixed.

The PURC says the marginal increases have been necessitated by the shift to crude oil for generation of power occasioned by eratic gas supply from Nigeria.

Public Affairs Director of the PURC, Nana Yaa Gyantuah, said the Commission recognised that electricity consumers, for instance, are spending money on alternative sources of energy anyway, which costs them more.

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