New Water and Power Rates Go Into Effect Today

Ghanaians will start paying more for water and electricity starting today, February 1, 2023, as the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURC) declared 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 depreciation of the cedi, skyrocketing inflation, and problems with power generation.

The power distributor claimed in a press statement from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) that it has listed the unit consumption and the anticipated cost in a “Reckoner” that clearly shows how the tariff is implemented and charged.

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