Electricity tariffs not increased- PURC

By Mutala Yakubu
PURC
Electricity tariffs not increased- PURC

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has quashed claims that electricity tariffs have been increased.


There were reports that there is a 33% tariff increment in power.

The Commission said it has tracked the tariff implementation within the power sector and is certain that the prevailing tariffs are the approved ones.

John Jinapor who is a former Deputy Power Minister on Thursday alleged that there has been a secret tariff increment which he described as illegal.

He claimed that the Electricity Company of Ghana’s work plan revealed the increment which independent power producers attribute to the depreciation of the local currency.

John Jinapor, Former deputy Power Minister

Bawa Mounkaila, who is the Head of Communications at the PURC, has come out to refute these claims.

“The Honourable Member was referring to a particular document submitted to Parliament. PURC currently is not privy to this document but we have been monitoring the tariffs being charged to customers and what we have realized is that the prices that we gazetted on the 15th of March 2018 is what has been charged to the final customer,” he said.

“If the increment is on the deregulated market, I will not be able to talk to it because it is not the terrain of PURC to know what is going on on the deregulated market, but if it is the regulated market, that is what the PURC regulates,” Bawa Mounkaila told Citi News.

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