Issues New tariff increment is unjustified - TDCL

The TDLC accused the Commission and the government for exhibiting plain “wickedness” for failing to factor in the harsh living conditions Ghanaians are enduring.

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The Tema District Council of Labour has served notice that it will resist the tariff increment announced by Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC).

The council insists that the PURC’s explanation for the increment is unjustified because it has woefully failed in ensuring the utility companies provide the needed service to consumers.

The PURC announced electricity tariffs will be increased by 59.2 % while water prices will go up by 67.2 % for residential consumers. 

These changes are expected to take effect from December 14, 2015 but the announcement has angered water and electricity consumers.

In an interview on Citi FM, the president of the Tema District Council of Labour, Wilson Agana said: “We are going to fight it the number of calls that I am receiving the workers in Tema we are only waiting for TUC for one week next week we are calling a meeting and we will advise ourselves.”

He accused the Commission and the government for exhibiting plain “wickedness” for failing to factor in the harsh living conditions Ghanaians are enduring.

Agana warned that his outfit will adopt a different approach in resisting the ne increment because according to him, several threats from labour unions in the past to resist increments have not been able to stop the PUCR from imposing more tariff increments on Ghanaians.

“The way we are going this because look PURC what income do they give to government nothing. Riding in big cars sitting in air condition room…worker who is working and paying tax is in the house because of dumsor.”

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