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Policy Think Tank Calls For A Reduction In Electricity Tariffs

Policy Think Tank calls for a reduction in electricity tariffs

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CUTS Ghana, a research and policy think tank, has called on the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to immediately consider downward...

PURC engages stakeholders in Takoradi on 2019/2020 tarrifs

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The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) has engaged stakeholders in Takoradi on its 2019/2020 major tariff decision. The stakeholders engagement would expose the public to...
PURC

Stop politicizing energy issues – PURC

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Mr Ishmael Agyekumhene, Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has advised Ghanaians to stop politicizing energy issues. ...
Electricity

Ghana raises utility tariffs for Quarter 4

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Ghanaian consumers would pay more for the electricity and water they consume from Tuesday following an increase in tariff levels by the regulatory authority. ...
Electricity

Ghana to announce electricity and water tariffs today

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) Monday announced that electricity tariffs will go up by 5.94 per cent from Tuesday, October 1. Water tariffs...
Utility tariff

Utility tariff increase bites Ghanaian consumers

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The increase in utility tariffs in July has started biting the pockets of consumers in Ghana, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) revealed here on...
PURC

2019 1st Quarter: PURC received 552 complaints from Eastern Region

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has received about 552 complaints mainly from electricity consumers on accumulated billings, unlawful disconnection, and quality of service...
PURC

PURC Cautions Public Against Illegal Connections

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has warned the public against illegal connections of utilities as that can truncate regular flow of potable water...
PURC

Brong Ahafo: Business Coalition Steps Up Campaign for PURC Office

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The aggrieved members of the Brong-Ahafo Coalition of Businesses Association have intensified advocacy campaign for the establishment of a Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC)...
PURC

Utility Tariff Increment Should Be Very Small

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The Ghana Trade Union Congress (GTUC) on Thursday appealed to the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) to consider the plight of the ordinary citizen...
Mr Solomon Kotei

ICU requests for automatic adjustments formula on tariff

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The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) has called on the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to make the Automatic Tariff Adjustment Formula (AAF)...
Electricity

‘Currency Depreciation Not Enough for Increased Tariffs in 2019’

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) said the current depreciation of the local currency alone cannot be used to justify increases in tariffs for...
PURC

ACEP Commends PURC For The Tariff Reductions

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ACEP in a statement signed by its Executive Director Benjamin Boakye and copied to Newsghana.com.gh on 6th March, 2018 stated that, it welcomes the...
Mr Boakye Agyarko

Ghana Gov’t Debunk Claims To Usurp Mandate Of PURC

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Mr Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Energy has debunked claims that government was trying to usurp the mandate of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC),...

PURC defends decision

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has defended its decision to spend about GHc30 million in constructing 500 boreholes in selected communities across the...

PURC Penalizes ECG

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The sanction was in respect of the opening hours of Customer Service Centres and Pre-Payment Metering Vending Points of the ECG. ...
ECG Demonstration

Ghana’s utility regulator threatens sanctions against striking main power distributor

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The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC)'s Public Relations and External Affairs Director, Nana Yaa Jantuah, told journalists here on Tuesday the failure of...

Chamber of Commerce Members, ECG and PURC hold discussions

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The meeting afforded members of the Tema regional branch of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce to understand the method involved in the accumulation of...
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A Whooping GH¢100k Squandered By PURC On X’mas Hampers

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Speaking to Parliament, the Executive Director of the PURC, Samuel Sarpong on Tuesday said, even though the Commission squandered hundred thousand cedis on hampers,...
electricity

Cabinet approves a task force to look into Ghana’s high power charges

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The task force, which comprises the Energy Commission, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), and other stakeholders, has been given...
President John Mahama

Mahama Over-milking A ‘Dying Cow’ With Killer Bills – NPP

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Ghanaians have complained bitterly of having to pay more for electricity than the 59.2 per cent increase in power tariffs in January 2016 by...
Nana Yaa Jantuah-External Relations Manager, PURC

PURC Receives Commendations From Ghanaians

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Commenting on the directive in an interview with Citi FM on Tuesday, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and...

Ghana’s inflation Hits 19.2 Percent for March

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Inflation for the month of March 2016 has risen to 19.2 percent, the highest since August 2009. The monthly change rate was 0.7 percent as...
Mike Kofi Afflu

Tax Expert To Sue GWCL

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A Koforidua based Chartered Accountant; Mike Kofi Afflu has threatened to commence legal actions against the Ghana Water Company Limited if the company does...
Nsawam Water crisis

More than three million Ghanaians lack safe drinking water

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According to global charity, Water Aid Ghana, (W,A,G); Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) and the Ghana Watsan Journalists Network (GWJN) the...

Nana Yaa Jantuah says Ghana has low-cost utility tariffs

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Nana Yaa Jantuah said that, irrespective of complaints by Ghanaian consumers that they are being burdened with hefty tariffs, the country’s tariff regime, as...
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ECG Under Pressure To Fix Billing Discrepancies

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A statement from the PURC signed by Dr Simons Akorli, Director, Regulatory Economics and Research reiterated that the percentage increase across board for all...
TUC

TUC Warns Government Not Show Bad Faith in Talks

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In light of the revelation that, contrary to the announced 59.2 percent electricity tariff increase announced by the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC),...

Court To Hear PURC, CPA Tariffs Suit On January 8

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The adjournment came after lawyers for CPA and PURC appeared before the Accra High Court on Monday. When sitting resumed, Mr Kweku Ansah, Counsel for...
Nana Yaa Jantuah-External Relations Manager, PURC

Ghana Could Be Plunged Into Massive Load Shedding – PURC

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Nana Yaa Jantua blamed the current power crisis popularly known as 'Dunsor' on the reduction in tariffs in 2013 and warned that if care...