Ghana’s ECG Reviews Tariffs

State power distributor, Electricity Company of Ghana has revised its tariffs across the country effective July 1.

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The company has in the new tariffs also introduced subsidies that were approved by parliament earlier this year.

ECGThe tariff review comes with the re-introduction of subsidies by the government to cushion low-level consumers of electricity and to support industrial and commercial consumers of power.

According to the state power distributor, electricity consumers are expected to pay less if their power consumption was between zero and fifty units in a billing cycle.

President John Dramani Mahama late June gave an inkling of possible reliefs in electricity bills effective July 1 after businesses and individuals complained about the new tariffs, saying they were ‘astronomical and unreasonable’.

The tariff revision will therefore come as a relief to power consumers since Ghana’s utilities regulatory body, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) late last year approved an increase of 59.2 percent and 67.2 percent for electricity and water tariffs respectively. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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