The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC), a couple of weeks ago, announced a 78.9% increment in electricity and 50% increment in water.
But Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt suspects the 78.9% tariff increment on electricity in practical terms is more than the percentage being bandied about.
This might come as a surprise to many Ghanaians because many have and still say the 78.9% and 50% increment are outrageous.
Sharing his own experience on Fridayï¿½s edition of ï¿½Kokrokooï¿½, Kwesi Pratt said ï¿½It is not true that it has been increased to 78.9%. I went to buy GHC 200 (worth of ECG units); before the increment if I buy GHC200, I get a little over 1,400 units but when I bought it three days ago, I had a little over 400 units. This cannot be 78%...it is very suspicious based on my own experience and that of many peopleï¿½What they charged me is above 100ï¿½.
According to him, if his suspicions are true, the utility providers are not being honest to the general public.
ï¿½If that is the case, they are cheating us and it is against the law; we need to talk about it and they need to do some explanations,ï¿½ he insisted
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