New Tariff We Won’t Reverse Utility Tariffs – PURC

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) says a reversal of the recently announced tariff hikes is not an option.

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) says a reversal of the recently announced tariff hikes is not an option.

“We haven’t thought about reversal,” the Commission’s Director of Communication Nana Yaa Jantuah told Starr News in an interview Friday.

“The Commission has taken a decision, the tariffs have been gazzetted,” she emphasised.

The Commission recently announced it has increased electricity and water tariffs by 2.63 per cent and 1.06 per cent, respectively. Customers have received the announcement with a lot of anger.

The Consumer Protection Agency has said it will drag the Commission to Court to put an injunction on the implementation of the new tariffs.

Also pressure group Alliance For Accountable Government (AFAG) says it considers the new utility tariffs “insensitive, needless and baseless,” and has demanded an immediate reversal of the hikes.

“There is neither a commonsensical nor economic basis for this increment,” AFAG said in a statement issued Friday, a day after the Commission announced that the new tariffs will take effect from April 1, 2015.

“Clearly it seems the PURC has become a tool for the oppression of business and domestic consumers,” AFAG asserted.

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