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A smart manufacturing workshop is built at Qingdao Special Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Photo from CFP)

Trump to raise tariffs on derivative steel, aluminum imports

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation that will raise tariffs on derivative steel and aluminum imports to cover nails, staples and other...

Tariff Adjustment: MTN announces 100% bonus to all impacted customers

MTN apologizes to its valued customers for inconveniences caused by recent adjustments in its tariffs. The company yesterday also announced a 100% bonus for...

Public Utility Providers calls for Tariffs Review

Public utility providers in the Northern Region have proposed to the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) for an upward adjustment in tariffs to enhance...
A total of 440 imported Jeep Wrangler off-road vehicles by US automaker Chrysler with a combined value of 200 million yuan arrive at a dock in Guangzhou, a city in southern China, Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo by Cai Minjie from China News Service)

China Intends to Cut Tariffs on Imported Cars

China will expand its market access by lowering tariffs on imported vehicles and some consumer goods, the Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan told a...
trade protectionism

Kenya, Tanzania resolve trade dispute over tariffs

Kenya and Tanzania have agreed to remove trade restrictions on several products from either country following successful talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his...

Public Likely to Pay High Tarrifs Under ECG Concession – PUWU

The General Secretary of the Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU), Michael Adumatta Nyantakyi, has admonished government to desist from interfering in the affairs of...

Aggrey Memorial SHS Suffocating Under High Tariffs – Headmaster

file image Authorities at the Aggrey Memorial A.M.E Zion Senior High School (SHS) in the Central Region are calling on government to move in to...

GCCI Appeals to Ken Ofori Atta to Reduce Tariffs

The Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) wants the Finance Minister Nominee, Ken Ofori Atta, to fulfill his promise to halt any immediate...

Zambian government, mining firms to settle electricity tariffs case out of court

On April 2, 2014, the country's energy regulator announced a 28.8 percent increase in electricity tariffs for mining firms, a move which the firms...

Ghana’s ECG Reviews Tariffs

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

ECG Workers Must put a stop to the Mockery of Ghanaians

The consumer, have been at the receiving end of everything that, is wrong with the company, without hitting the streets or locking their offices...

Hundreds hits the city of Accra in protest of high electricity tariffs

They were fully clad in red and black clothes and brandished placards amidst singing and dancing, demanding urgent downward review of the tariffs. ...
Health screening exercise

MoH Increases NHIS Tariffs By 27%

This was revealed by the Deputy Director of Communications of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Selorm Adonoo. He indicated that the proposed 27% upward...

Ghanaian workers protest rising cost of living

The protesters started off at the "Obra Spot" in downtown Accra and marched through the principal streets of the capital amid drumming and dancing...
Dr Philomena Nyarko, Government Statistician

Government Must Reduce Tariff Hikes To Avoid Inflation

She said, Ghana risks missing its inflation target following the increase in utility prices and taxes recently, adding that Government’s inflation target for this year...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambia reverses electricity tariffs after public outcry

Meanwhile stakeholders have welcomed the government's decision to revert to old electricity tariffs. Last month, the country's energy regulator, the Energy Regulation Board, announced...

Zambia probes new electricity tariffs following outcry

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) announced a sharp increase in electricity tariffs on December 3 following an application by power utility, Zesco Limited. Zesco had...
Nana Yaa Jantuah-External Relations Manager, PURC

Increment In Water, Electricity Tariffs Begins Today

The 59.2 percent increment for electricity and 67.2 percent for water which have been met with stiff opposition from Ghanaians take effect today as...

Power Crisis in Ghana and its Solutions

The segregation was aimed at improving efficiencies and giving them more focus in the respective sub-sectors with a view of delivering regular and affordable...

Major tariff review by PURC is premature – Tarzan

Former Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority Dr. Charles Wereko Brobby has cautioned the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission to postpone its major...

TUC Disagrees With PURC Over Tariffs Review

Nana Yaa Jantuah The Trades Union Congress has rejected plans by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to review the cost of electricity and water...
Alhaji Asoma Banda

ICC moves for custom valuation reforms

The Chairman of ICC Ghana, Alhaji Asoma Banda presented the documents on behalf of ICC and stated that the document is the results of...
Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor

Ghana Government to survey power taxes

The review of the tariff is aimed at creating an enabling environment for both state and non-state actors to add to Ghana?s generation mix...
People draw water

New Water and Power Tariffs Take Effect Today

People draw water in Karongi District. (File) The water tariff will see an increase of 19 per cent, while electricity tariff for low voltage...

We must charge realistic tariffs in Ghana

Yippee!!!!. I am happy to read that Ghana?s media have found another ?former Chief Executive of the VRA? besides me. Twelve...

South African government urged to scrap plan to raise electricity tariffs

The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to the Minister of Public Enterprise, Lynne Brown, demanding immediate action to act on a...

Businesses and Industry will pay lower tariffs for power in the future

Businesses and Industry will pay lower tariffs for power in the future as the current Government aims to reserve hydro-electric power supply for their...

New reviewed utility tariffs to be announced

The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission, (PURC), is expected to review utility tariffs by next week. According to the commission, it would take into consideration...
President John Mahama

PURC feels the heat

President John Mahama has charged the reconstituted board of the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) to fix reasonable electricity tariffs. Speaking at the swearing in...
Seth Terkper

Ghana To Miss CET Deadline By ECOWAS

Ghana will miss the January 2015 deadline for implementing the Common External Tariffs (CET) adopted by member states of the Economic Community of West...