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Water, Electricity tariffs to be increased soon – PURC

Executive Secretary of the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission, PURC, Dr. Ishmael Ackah has hinted at a tariff adjustment soon. He however did not provide the effective date for announcing the adjustment, and has also declined to mention the percentage...

Chief of Staff appeals to PURC to consider public interest in tariff review

Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH The Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Madam Frema Osei-Opare has appealed to the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to consider the public’s interest in the current global economic conditions in the discharge of its duties. Madam Osei-Opare,...

PURC engages citizens on tariff hikes

By Mabel Annang The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, PURC is engaging the public to collate views and suggestions on the proposals of the various utility companies for adjustment in tariffs. The proposals from both ECG and Ghana Water have been rejected...

Approve 144% tariffs hike now or risk paying more in 2024 – ECG cautions

By: Sani Abdul-Rahman The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has warned that failure to approve its proposed tariff hike would result in significant tariff increment in the next few years. In a proposal to the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC), the...

PURC to engage stakeholders over possible tariff adjustment

By Rachel Kakraba The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, PURC, will on Monday, May 16, engage members of the Public for input on possible upward adjustment of utility tariffs. The open forum which will include utility service providers such as the Electricity Company of...

PURC takes steps to criminalize illegal electricity connections

Story by Dominic Hlordzi and Mabel Annang The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, PURC says it is working with the Energy Commission to insert provisions in the proposed amendment to the Energy Commission's Act to criminalize illegal electricity connections. Presently, the practice...

Institute for Energy Security projects upward review of power tariffs in July

Energy Analyst and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy Security, PURC Nana Amoasi, says from all indications, there will be an upward review of the power by July. He said Ghanaians must brace themselves for electricity tariff increment...

PURC received 10,987 complaints against ECG, NEDCo and Ghana Water in 2021

Story by Dominic Hlordzi and Mabel Annang The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, PURC received ten thousand, nine hundred and eighty-seven complaints from utility consumers last year. Customers of Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG submitted the highest complaints. The Director of Regional Operations...

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