Effective September 1, 2022, Ghanaians would be paying the approved adjusted tariffs for all electricity and water usage.
Yesterday, Friday, 1st July 2022 was the initial date set for the announcement of the Commission’s decision on the review of water and electricity tariffs for 2022-2027, but, for the major interest of Ghanaians, had to extend the date to 15th July 2022.
The current access rate of Ghana is estimated to be about two times of African Development Fund (ADF) beneficiary countries average rate.
Though PURC is still considering a number of things, the utility firms will not get the huge margins they had proposed
Seventy communities across nine Island districts through mini-grids, 505 communities in 11 districts through standalone solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the country.
According to the PURC, the tariffs could be increased or decreased. The Director of Research at PURC, Dr Eric Kofi Obutey, has said, the Commission is engaging all the stakeholders to arrive at tariffs that will serve the need of Ghanaians as well as the service providers. The stakeholders as the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy; Association of Ghana
The Electricity Company of Ghana and Ghana Water Company Limited have proposed an astronomic increase in tariffs for the year 2022. ECG is demanding a 148% increase in electricity tariff, whilst the Ghana Water Company Limited wants 334%.
Sadly, these contrived and concocted narratives led by no less a person than the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia against the person of former President Mahama was therefore as needless as they are mischievous and propaganda-laden.