The revised utility prices established by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) will take effect today, Thursday, September 1, 2022.
The new tariffs include a 27.15% increase in electricity and 21.55% increase in water.
Tariffs were drastically increased at the request of utility service providers in order to help them recover and sustain their operational costs.
With the new tariffs, consumers will pay 36.12 % extra for what they consume from zero to 600 units.
Also, for lifeline users who consume from zero to 30 units, their increment is 28.52%, while all commercial consumers of electricity and those within the special load tariff will pay five % more from today.
Meanwhile, Ghanaians have complained that the country’s economic situation would make paying for such services problematic.
However, the General Manager in charge of External Communications at ECG, Charles Nii Ayiku Ayiku appealed to the public to bear with the rise.
â€œI think that Ghanaians should understand and help us. The tides in the current economy are not hidden. We know that globally, we have all been affected, so they need to support the company.â€