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Water Tariff On The Rise

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has increased the payment for water by 8.01 per cent.

According to the Regulatory Commission, the new rate takes effect from July 2019.

Executive Secretary of the Commission, Maame Dufie Ofori addressing the media on Monday morning said, the increment has been necessitated due to the dollar to cedi rate, projected inflation rate and increasing electricity and water demands.

“In line with the commission’s regulatory oversight mandate, extensive technical and financial analysis of the proposals were undertaken,” Mrs. Ofori said.

She added, “The key objective of the tariff review was to sustain the financial viability of the utility service providers as well as ensuring the delivery of quality service to consumers,”

The increment has, however, not gone down well with a section of the public with some Ghanaians describing the increment as insensitive. The Minority in Parliament has also called on the government to intervene and reduce the tariffs.

This follows an increase in the tariff of electricity by 11.7 per cent, effective 1 July 2019.

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