PURC hints of major utility tariff review

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has hinted of a major tariff review for both electricity and water this year.

The utility companies have already been asked to submit their proposals for price adjustments, according to the Commission.

Head of Public Relations at PURC, Bawa Munkaila, told JoyNews the process for tariff review has begun but stopped short of stating when the percentage increases will come into force.

“Currently we are at the pre-filing stage, we have held consultations with the utility companies as to the content of the template that they will be using for their filing,” he said.

This comes on the heels of numerous complaints by consumers of unannounced power outages popularly known as ‘dumsor’, which they say leaves them highly distressed.

“The dumsor as we all know is back because we have been experiencing it from time to time, it’s very sad after all the promises the government made, it keeps reoccurring,” a disappointed consumer said.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has hinted that they are working with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on a load-shedding timetable, as an upcoming major maintenance on the distribution lines are expected to affect power supply in the coming months.

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