The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has debunked claims of a 33 percent tariff increment in power.

The Commission said it has tracked the tariff implementation within the power sector and is certain that the prevailing tariffs are the approved ones.

A former Deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor, on Thursday alleged that there has been a secret tariff increment which he described as illegal.

He said the Electricity Company of Ghana’s work plan revealed the increment which independent power producers attribute to the depreciation of the local currency.

But Head of Communications at the PURC, Bawa Mounkaila, said the allegations are unfounded and that, the Honourable Member was referring to a particular document submitted to Parliament.

PURC currently is not privy to this document but have been monitoring the tariffs being charged to customers and what we have been realized is that the prices that were gazetted on the 15th of March 2018 are what have been charged to the final customer.

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