Ghanaians will start paying more for water and electricity starting today, February 1, 2023, after the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURC) announced an increase.
PURC hiked the price of power by 30% on January 16 and water by 8.3% starting on February 1, 2023.
The PURC justified its decision to approve the raise by pointing to the devaluation of the cedi, skyrocketing inflation, and problems with electricity generation.
The power distributor claimed in a press statement from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) that it has included the unit usage and the anticipated cost in a “Reckoner” that clearly shows how the tariff is applied and invoiced.
“Please note that individual customers’ tariff percentage increase will depend on customer classification and consumption category. The Reckoner will be displayed at all our districts and customer service centres nationwide to guide customers on their electricity purchases.”
“ECG, by this announcement, assures our customers and stakeholders of our commitment to ensuring a smooth implementation of the new tariff.”
The ECG said that it has set up customer care centers and assistance desks in each district to assist, clarify, and resolve any issues.