Ghanaians will from today begin paying more for electricity consumption in accordance with the January 16 announcement by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURC).
The PURC on January 16 announced a 30 per cent and 8.3 per cent for electricity and water respectively to kick in today.
According to the release by PURC, the increment was a result of the cedi depreciation, soaring inflation and issues with power generation.
The release further noted that it has catalogued all unit consumption and the expected cost in a “Reckoner” which clearly explains how the tariff is applied and billed.
“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.”