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Ghana to see water and electricity price hikes

Starting from the 1st of July, Ghanaians will see their electricity tariff climb by just over 11%, this is according to CNBC Africa.

In addition, water tariffs will go up by 8.01% according to the new tariffs permitted by Ghana’s Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC).

According to the PURC’s executive secretary, “this 2019-2020 Major Tariff Review Decision is the outcome of prudent cost review and effective monitoring undertaken by the Commission.”

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Details of the approved electricity tariffs and the rationale for the decision will be published on the Commission’s website.

Read the press statement here issued on 21 June 2019.

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.

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