The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) says it has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to correct the metering and billing anomalies resulting from the implementation of the 2015 major tariff increase on its metering and billing platforms.
It said it has also directed ECG to develop and implement detailed communication plan for engaging the public on the impact of the December 2015 tariffs and measures put in place to resolve implementation challenges arising from the tariffs.
In a statement issued recently, and signed by Dr Simons Akorli, Director, Regulatory Economics and Research, for and behalf of the Commission, it noted: “The PURC wishes to reassure all consumers that the Commission is monitoring all the feedback arising from the recent tariff increases and will not relent in ensuring that the ECG discharges its obligations to consumers.”
According to the Commission, the percentage increase across board for all categories of electricity consumers as announced by the Commission was 59.2 percent.
“The Commission is therefore publishing for the benefit of electricity consumers and the general public the electricity tariffs as gazetted effective 14th December 2015 and published in the Ghana Gazette on 11th December, 2015, as well as the tariffs published in Ghana Gazette on 8th July, 2015.”
A business desk report